During World War II, the United States government forcibly removed over 120,000 Japanese Americans from the Pacific Coast. These individuals, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were sent to ten camps built throughout the western interior of the United States. Many would spend the next three years living under armed guard, behind barbed wire.
On May 17, 2016, at 1 p.m. Eastern and 10 a.m. Pacific, join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Japanese American National Museum for a webcast event where we will explore this period in American history and consider how fear and prejudice can upset the delicate balance between the rights of citizens and the power of the state.
Designed for high school students. For more information and to register for this free program, visit http://bit.ly/NationalYouthSummit