Fumiko Hayashida


Age: 103

Summary: activist and subject of iconic photo of internment of Japanese Americans in World War II who was among the first group of Japanese-Americans forced from their homes by federal authorities and shipped to distant internment camps in 1942 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but who was unaware that her exile had been caught by a photographer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper when the image of the mother and her child was widely circulated in campaigns decades later pressing the federal government to tmake amends for the wartime incarceration of more than 110,000 Japanese-Americans on the West Coast.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: January 21, 1911

Died: November 2, 2014

Seattle, Washington