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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

"The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations And Religions"*...

Tom Kiefer was a Customs and Border Protection janitor for almost four years before he took a good look inside the trash. Every day at work—at the C.B.P.

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75th Anniversary: Executive Order 9066

You all know photographer Dorothea Lange. If not Dorothea herself, you’ll recognize her famous candid photos taken during the 1930s highlighting the struggles of Americans suffering during the Great Depression. 431 more words


Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes

Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes. November 8, 2016. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 272 p. ISBN: 9781481462525.  Int Lvl: YA; Rdg Lvl: YA; Lexile: 820.

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Western states mark 75th anniversary of internment order

States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps. 9 more words

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Minoru Yasui's Fight For Justice & The Legacy Of Tule Lake Internment Camp 

Minoru Yasui was a trailblazer. He was the first Japanese-American to graduate from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1939 and the first Japanese-American member of the Oregon State Bar. 74 more words

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Executive Order That Led To Japanese-American Internment Turns 75

The Tule Lake internment camp on Oregon’s southern border was in many ways the most notorious of the 10 detention centers.

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the forcible relocation of more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent — at least 70,000 of whom were American citizens — to internment camps. 11 more words

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