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#DayOfRemembrance 2016: A Legacy of Change Agents

February 19, 2016

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Today is the 74th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 which resulted in the forced displacement and incarceration of over a hundred thousand innocent Japanese and Japanese American citizens under deplorable conditions. Every February 19, the community comes together to commit to remembering the legacy of Japanese American incarceration, and Japanese American history.

Here are some posts and videos to mark today’s #DayOfRemembrance.

After the jump is George Takei’s full TEDTalk from which the quote above is taken.

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#DayofRemembrance: 12 images of Japanese American strength, patriotism & general awesomeness

February 19, 2014
Grandfather and child, at Manzanar. Photo credit: Dorothea Lange.
Grandfather and child, at Manzanar. Photo credit: Dorothea Lange.

72 years ago today, Executive Order 9066 was signed. Earlier today, I posted a pictorial retrospective of anti-Japanese xenophobia and internment to commemorate this nation-wide Day of Remembrance. This is the third and final part of my #DayofRemembrance posts.

I present to you 12 historical images of Japanese American strength, patriotism and general awesomeness during and after internment.

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#DayofRemembrance: 10 images of Japanese American internment

February 19, 2014

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As I posted earlier, today marks 72 years following the signing of Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the largest mass incarceration and civil rights violation of American citizens in American history. As I wrote earlier this month, internment is still technically Constitutional.

Today is a day to remember this horrible moment in American history, and to vow to never let it happen again. To that end, here are 10 historical images of Japanese American interment.

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#DayofRemembrance: 12 images of anti-Japanese xenophobia from the 1940’s (and earlier)

February 19, 2014

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72 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which established military zones in the West Coast, eventually empowering the government to round-up and forcibly intern Japanese Americans during  World War II in one of this government’s worst examples of mass violation of American civil rights. 

To remember this second day that should also live on in infamy (lest we forget the crimes and horrors that were conducted in the name of racism), here are 12 images that capture the anti-Japanese xenophobia and hatred of the era, that helped compel and support the signing of E.O. 9066.

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