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Pearl Harbor And WWII

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By September 1939, Europe was embroiled in World War II. The U.S. remained nominally neutral, although sympathetic to the Allies led by England and France. […]

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FBI Raids

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Within hours of the news from Hawaii, FBI agents, many without evidence, search or arrest warrants, conducted house to house roundups of 1,212 Issei (first-generation […]

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Full text of EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066

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Whereas, the successful prosecution of the war requires every possible protection against espionage and against sabotage to national-defense material, national-defense premises and national defense utilities […]

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Executive Order9066

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Not until the end of January 1942 was there a concerted drive by some press, civic, business, and agricultural interests to remove all persons of […]

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Site Overview

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This site was created to bring us face-to-face with those who experienced the World War II internment of Japanese Americans – a critical part of […]

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Civil Rights Movement

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The African American community‚Äôs call for equal opportunity and the end of racial segregation struck a responsive chord among many Japanese AmericansIn the course of […]

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Japanese Latin Americans

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From 1942, the U.S., with the cooperation of Peru and twelve other countries in Latin America, forcibly uprooted over 2,200 Latin American citizens and residents […]

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Empowerment

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In the early 1980s, concurrent with the Commission process, the Supreme Court cases which upheld the internment and related actions were successfully challenged: Hirabayashi v. […]

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Mass Removal

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From March 24 to November 3, 1942, the mass removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast took place over eight months.Japanese Americans had no […]