Executive Order 9066 & the Japanese American Experience
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, a wartime order that authorized the forcible incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans. As we approach its 80th anniversary, LA County Library has compiled a list of books and documentary films to help children, teens, and adults learn more about the Japanese American experience during World War II and the lasting impact Executive 9066 has had on the Japanese American community.
Wednesday, February 16, 6 pm
Stories of Japanese American Imprisonment
This year marks the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, a 1942 wartime order authorizing the forcible incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans. Sam Mihara was 9 years old when his family was uprooted from their community in San Francisco and forced to live in a desolate Wyoming prison camp. Join us as Sam recounts his wartime experiences, talks about why the camps were created and lessons learned, and sheds light on civil rights violations endured by the Japanese American community during World War II. For adults.