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Prejudices Faced by Japanese-Americans After WWII Depicted in Fullerton Arboretum Exhibit
Feb. 3, 2017
"What If Heroes Were Not Welcome Home?," an exhibit focusing on the specific challenges Japanese-American soldiers faced after returning to Hood River after World War II, is now on display at the Fullerton Arboretum’s Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum, through Feb. 12.
Developed by Linda Tamura, author of "Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River," in 2013 for the Oregon Historical Society, Tamura said she wanted to engage visitors in a broader conversation about rights and what it means to be American. She will deliver the keynote address at the exhibit's closing event from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 12.
"We're facing the same issues today, where just like Japanese-Americans during World War II, Muslims may look like the enemy, but they also can be American citizens who are just as American as others," she said. Continue reading in the Los Angeles Times/Daily Pilot.