An American Story:
and His Legacy
Norman’s American Story is a path from shame and humiliation as a child in a U.S. concentration camp to seeking justice for all Americans while serving 20 years in Congress and two presidential cabinets.
What Does It Mean
to Be an American?
The Mineta Legacy
This free online resource will be available to social studies educators consisting of six modules for school and college students examining Mineta’s career including: immigration, civil liberties & equity, civic engagement, justice & reconciliation, leadership & decision-making, and U.S.–Japan relations.
GET TO KNOW NORM
“When you’re in close quarters…people will sort
of give you the once over. And so, I always wear
this (flag pin). It’s something you feel when
you’re doing things. Am I really being fully
accepted as an American citizen?
I want to make sure everyone knows I am.”
—SECRETARY NORMAN MINETA
(in response to why he wears an American flag pin on his lapel)
Major funding provided by:
Terasaki Family Foundation
The Toshizo Watanabe Foundation