NJAHS provides educators with tools to help prepare students to be informed citizens in a constitutional democracy. The study of the Japanese American internment is one that all students should reflect upon — and our shared responsibility to protect the rights of all individuals at all times. Particularly in times of crisis, we may be called upon to make difficult decisions that may affect the lives of others. In making such critical decisions, we should be free of prejudice, possess an understanding of due process, and become aware of the constitutional and human rights of all people.
Several states in the U.S. and their school districts have mandated February 19th as the Day of Remembrance to recall the lessons of the Japanese American internment and to provide appropriate instruction on the subject.
NJAHS educational programs are funded in part by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Project.