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
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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
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
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