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Ellison Onizuka

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 10:17, last changed on 01/31/2017 - 10:17
Ellison Onizuka (1946–86) was an astronaut for the US Space Shuttle program who earned degrees at the University of Colorado in Boulder before perishing in the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster. Onizuka was Colorado’s highest-profile astronaut and is remembered today as an advocate for science...

Nisei Sisters

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 14:39, last changed on 09/29/2016 - 14:41
Three of the Shitara sisters, known in the contemporary press as “the Nisei Sisters,” were prisoners at the Amache concentration camp who helped two Germans escape from a nearby prisoner-of-war camp. During their trial, the third treason trial of World War II, the sisters’ race, class, and sex all...
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