39 Months at Tule Lake
The observations of a man who was a staff member at the Tule Lake Segregation Center from March, 1943, at the start of segregation until the center closed in 1946. Sheldon Lowery chose to be part of the staff there because of his deep sense of unease at the injustice of the evacuation of a group of people just because of their ancestry. His job was to take care of the property of the evacuees, whether it was a sewing machine that was needed at camp or a farm or other business back home.
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