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Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

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View Resource A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution

This timely exhibit from the National Museum of American History (NMAH) "explores a period of U.S. history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of a citizen versus the power of the state. Focusing on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II, this online exhibit is a case study in decision-making and citizen...
View Resource War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942-1946

In this era of renewed concern over the potential impact of racial profiling, the University of Arizona Library's exhibit on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is a well-timed reminder of the inanity of such actions, to say nothing of their disruptiveness in the lives of (otherwise) ordinary American citizens. A splendid photo documentary, the exhibit captures arresting black...
View Resource Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in WW II Arkansas

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave the Secretary of War the authority to designate "military areas from which to exclude certain people." As a result, over 120,000 Japanese-Americans were removed to relocation camps all over the United States for much of World War II. This site, developed by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's...
View Resource After 66 years, the University of Washington will confer honorary degrees upon Japanese Americans whose studies were interrupted by time in internment camps

Man who helped inspire ceremony may not attend Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project [Real Player, Quick Time] U.S. Office of War Information: Japanese...
View Resource Kitsap Regional Library: Kitsap History

In 1942, Bainbridge Island was the first community to be impacted by President Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066, which incarcerated over 100,000 Japanese-American citizens in internment camps for the duration of WWII. Approximately 272 Japanese-American residents of the island were evacuated and interned. At this time, Millie and Walt Woodward edited and published the island community's newspaper,...

View Resource Voices in Confinement: A Digital Archive of Japanese American Internees

From the University of California's Bancroft Library, with financial support from the National Parks Service, comes this powerful digital archive dedicated to the experiences of Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II. This collection features almost 150,000 documents, including papers, photographs, maps, and personal archives from the Bancroft Library....

View Resource 99% Invisible: Manzanar

In the 1960s, Warren Furutani and Victor Shibata decided to travel to Manzanar: a former internment camp in Owen Valley, California where 110,000 Japanese-American citizens had been incarcerated during World War II. Furutani's parents had been incarcerated at an internment camp and the pair were hoping to learn more about a chapter of U.S. history that had been missing from their textbooks. To...