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Oregon Legislature marks 75 years since presidential executive order 9066 brought Japanese internment

They tell the story again and again about how the U.S. government rounded them up, loaded them onto trains and took them to live out World War II in barbed-wire surrounded tarpaper barracks in the hot, flat deserts of the West. 28 more words

Oregon Legislature

Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida

Picture Bride, a novel by Yoshiko Uchida, is the story of a teenage girl named Hana who is sent to America. She carries a picture of a man she has been arranged to marry but has yet to meet. 253 more words

Book Reviews

Eighth grade students tour Bainbridge Island Japanese-American Exclusion Memorial

This week, eighth grade students traveled to Bainbridge Island in connection with their study of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. They toured the… 109 more words

Middle School

OUR STORIES--Thelma Virata de Castro

Last fall I attended a memorial service at the Buddhist Temple of San Diego. Umeko Kawamoto was born on November 16, 1920 and lived for almost 96 years. 539 more words

Playwrights Blog

Min Yasui's fateful 1942 walk, Senate resolution echo in tense political climate

Documentary about Portland lawyer’s fight for rights premieres in Salem Tuesday evening.

Seventy-five years after young lawyer Minoru Yasui took his fateful walk through downtown Portland in hopes of being arrested, Oregon lawmakers will take up a measure that recognizes the historical significance of the day President Roosevelt signed an executive order leading to mass incarceration for thousands of Japanese-American families on the West Coast. 16 more words

Oregon Legislature

'This Is All Wrong': Stories Of Internment And Racism During WWII

During and after World War II, Japanese-Americans living in Oregon faced racist laws and prejudicial neighbors. We hear how some of them responded.

Seventy-five years ago Tuesday, Minoru Yasui was… 44 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins on Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Since it was published in January, in a modest print run of 3,000 copies, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up has sold out and gone into reprint. Which is as it should be.  548 more words