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a l u m n i n o t e s From the archives On internment camps: “It just took the quietness of America. But what happened in Germany? If you did not speak up for the people being hurt, one day it’s going to be you.” –Yosh Nakagawa ’55 Yosh Nakagawa ’55 spent his childhood in a relocation camp near Twin Falls, Idaho, during World War II. As a person of color at Linfield in the 1950s, he wasn't allowed to join any of the fraternities on campus. However, he was invited and joined a sorority. Nakagawa went on to work in the sports industry, making equipment and breaking down barriers in athletics for people of color and for women. He served on the Linfield Board of Trustees from 1997-2001. In this October 2015 interview from the archives, Nakagawa describes the seminal events of his life and offers insight into race relations, the devastating effects of war and the loss of freedom. Watch the full interview: digitalcommons.linfield.edu/lca_interviews/7/ Your support is critical to enrollment Hundreds of prospective students have visited Linfield in recent months. For many, the question is not whether they want to attend Linfield, but whether they can afford it. Scholarships are critical to meeting the financial aid needs of students. Your gifts to the Linfield Fund help make scholarships possible. Please consider a gift today! For more information on investing in Linfield students, visit www.linfield.edu/giving or contact Lisa Goodwin, director of annual giving, at lgoodwin@linfield.edu or 503-883-2492. 2 8 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Summer 2016 Carmen Hoffbeck ’19 Yosh Nakagawa ’55


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