Japanese American Museum Holding ‘Day of Remembrance’ Events to Mark 75th Anniversary of Internment

The anniversary is Sunday, but the events will take place Saturday

Sunday will mark the 75th anniversary of executive order 9066, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt, which made possible the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans living on the West Coast during WWII. This anniversary comes at a time when the nation is grappling with issues of immigration and civil rights.

To mark the occasion the Japanese American National Museum (100 North Central Ave.) is holding events on Saturday, February 18.

2 p.m.: Indoor speakers and reception. Talks and presentations by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Commerce Norman Mineta; former congressman Mike Honda; and representatives from Muslim, Native, Latin, Jewish, and African-American communities; as well as various artists.

3:30 p.m.: Outdoor rally

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