19 February 1942 (1)
Flashback to an older post of mine on this same subject….
As the greater Southeast Asia Co-Prosperity grew in dramatically record time and the typhoon of conquest spread outward into the Pacific, an air of defeat floated over Washington and London. Out of fear, racism, political and commercial desires, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the infamous Executive Order 9066 on this date – 19 February 1942. The U.S. Secretary of War was given the power to remove any persons of suspicion away from the west coast and herded into camps that were immediately put into construction.
There are many efforts being made to preserve survivors’ stories. As the reader can see by the map, the amount of camps used to house the Japanese-Americans. Seattle has the Densho Organization which holds over 600 histories can be located HERE! The Japanese-American National Museum in the “Little Tokyo” area of Los Angeles, CA, now…
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