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Children of the Camps -Exhibit Series
February 1 at 12:00 pm - December 2 at 5:00 pm
In 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 granting the US military full authority to designate military zones from which to exclude all persons. While the order never mentioned “Japanese” or Japanese Americans,” it paved the way for the mass removal, detention, and eventually incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from west coast states. At the time, two-thirds of them were American-born citizens, who average age was 19. In addition, some 11,000 Germans (including German Jews) and some 3,000 Italians were also interned on a case- by-case basis. Subsequently, as series of proclamations emanated from the Presidio of San Francisco, including the infamous Instructions of All Persons of Japanese Ancestry. The exhibits also include the rendition of Japanese Latin Americans to Dept of Justice Internment camps and the wartime removal of the Aleutian native people in Alaska .NJAHS presents these National Archive photographic images by Dorothea Lange, Clem Albers, and others taken during this dark chapter in American history. Come investigate what happened and why.
For the 75th anniversary of E.0.9066, at two historic points of departure:
SF Japantown NJAHS Peace Gallery: M-F, 12 -5PM & First Saturdays of the month. Free Admission. 1684 Post Street, SF Japantown, CA 94115
Presidio of SF, Building 640. MIS Historic Learning Center. 640 Old Mason St. Crissy Field, San Francisco CA 94129
Weekends, 12 – 5PM @ Building 640, 640 Old Mason St. Presidio of San Francisco CA 94129
Weds – Friday, 12 – 5PM – Group Tours By appointment Only.
(Free to Members, veterans, children 12 and under. $10 -Gen. Admission)
Contact NJAHS for group tours. 415-921-5007.
Funded in part by the Henri & Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and the Grants for the Arts.