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Japanese American Incarceration Camps

On this edition of Your Call, listen to a conversation we recorded live at Mission High School as part of our series HEAR: Histories of Exclusion and Resistance. 

Photo by John Orvis

 


 

On this edition of next Your Call, listen to our conversation about building solidarity across communities to protect civil rights and liberties.

Photo by John Orvis

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about cultural responses to exclusion.

Photo by John Orvis

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, hear our conversation about redress, reparations, and restorative justice.

Department of the Interior. War Relocation Authority.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, listen to a conversation we recorded live at Mission High School as part of our series HEAR: Histories of Exclusion and Resistance.

Dorothea Lange

 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about how the laws and policies that enabled the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II are resurfacing today.

Dorothea Lange / Library of Congress

 

On this edition of Your Call, hear our discussion at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose about communities that have faced exclusion, from Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II to immigrants from around the world.

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration


On this edition of Your Call, hear the first conversation from an ongoing series of events exploring the connections between Japanese-American incarceration and modern civil liberties issues.

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

 

Oakland writer Chizu Omori and her family were among the near 120,000 Japanese Americans forced to leave their homes and relocate to incarceration camps during World War II. Omori was just 12 years old when she was sent to Poston, a camp in the desert of Arizona.

Dorothea Lange / National Archives and Records Administration

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss links between the mass incarceration of people of Japanese descent and modern policies.

Order 9066: Objects of Incarceration

Jul 17, 2018
Courtesy of American Public Media

This is an excerpt from “Order 9066,” a podcast from American Public Media and the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

What’s happening today to immigrants seeking asylum or refuge in the United States has many thinking about another time, a time when another population was incarcerated in this country in the name of national security. The time was World War Two, and the people were Japanese Americans.

This is a story about one of my very first teachers, Janet Daijogo. She’s the one who taught me how to tie my shoes and how to read my first book. I’m just one of hundreds of kids who’ve passed through her kindergarten classroom in the more than fifty years she’s taught.  

Authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi join us to discuss their new book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up.

Courtesy of Al Bronzini

 

“This is old Italian neighborhood,” Al Bronzini says. “That’s the house I was raised in, right there.” Al is showing me some of the places that were important to him growing up in East Oakland, almost 80 years ago. “Boy this is different,” he says. “Wow.”