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USC to Award Honorary Degrees to Nisei

By GWEN MURANAKA, Rafu Senior Editor “Trojan Students in Loyalty Pledge,” declares a headline in the Dec. 13, 1941 issue of The Rafu Shimpo. The USC students, 121 Japanese Americans, acting in the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, presented this message of “100 percent” loyalty to Rufus Von Kleinsmid, […]