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.
As a teenager during WWII, Margaret Lowery lived at the Tule Lake Segregation Center with her parents. Since then she raised five children, taught first grade, and now lives with a daughter, two dogs and a cat in Coronado, CA. After her mother’s death in 1988, her father’s papers came to her. She compiled and edited them into this account of their time at Tule Lake, recounted for the most part in his own words.
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