A Forgotten History
When remembering World War II, people often forget about the Japanese-American prison camps that were created in the US after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. An important part of our country’s history often goes unseen and unremembered. On Friday, Nov. 20, hear a firsthand account of what it was like to live in these camps. Sam Mihara will talk about his time in a camp in Wyoming. In addition to his story there will be readings of other men’s experiences in prisons here in New Mexico. Following the readings there will be a Q&A session. The trip down history lane takes place from 11:30am-1pm. (Taylor Grabowsky)
Friday Nov 20, 2015
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Sam Mihara discusses his experience in a War Relocation Authority "family camp" in Wyoming. Plus period photographs, readings of diary entries from New Mexico prison camps and a Q&A session.
Immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States government interrogated and imprisoned people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were US citizens.
"Japanese American Prison Camps of WW II" is co-presented by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League.