Life After Manzanar by Naomi Hirahara and Heather C. Lindquist

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Saturday June 23

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2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

What happened to Japanese Americans when they were released from America’s concentration camps like Manzanar after World War II ended? Life after Manzanar seeks to answer this question by shedding light on the “Resettlement”—the relatively unexamined postwar period when ordinary people of Japanese ancestry were finally released from custody. Given $25 and a one-way bus ticket to make a new life, some ventured east to Denver, Chicago, and New York to start over, while others returned to Southern California only to face discrimination and an alarming scarcity of housing and jobs. Co-writers Naomi Hirahara and Heather C. Lindquist will facilitate a discussion regarding different responses to the “resettlement.”

This program is free for Museum members and included with general admission for non-members. Please purchase admission at the front desk at the main building prior to the event. RSVPs are strongly encouraged using this online form as reserved guests will be given priority entry.

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