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Justice Now! Reparations Now!

ID Number: 3084
Maker: James Kodani; Little Tokyo Art Workshop; Little Tokyo Peoples Rights Organization
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 1981
Place Made: North America: United States; California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 61 cm x 47 cm; 24 in x 18 1/2 in
Main Subject: Asian Americans; World War II (includes both domestic and int'l)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
May 3, 1942 Instructions to All Person of Japanese Justice Now! Reparations Now! Little Tokyo Peoples Rights Organization


Acquisition Number: 1989-038

Notes:
In the spring of 1942, five months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, forcing approximately 112,000 persons of Japanese ancestry residing on the West Coast to leave their homes to enter internment camps in inland areas. Two-thirds of the interned were U.S. citizens by birth. The rest were born in Japan and forbidden by U.S. law from becoming citizens. Ten camps were opened in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. This poster emerged from an effort in the early 1980s to demand a formal apology and financial compensation from the U.S. government.


Production Notes: Top four lines of the poster reproduce a section of Executive Order 9066.

Copyright Status:
Copyright status unknown; may be protected by copyright law.


Exhibition Annotation:
In the spring of 1942, five months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, forcing approximately 112,000 persons of Japanese ancestry residing on the West Coast to leave their homes to enter internment camps in inland areas. Two thirds of the interned were U.S. citizens by birth. The rest were born in Japan and forbidden by U.S. law from becoming citizens. Ten camps were opened in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. This poster emerged from an effort in the early 1980s to demand a formal apology and financial compensation from the U.S. government.



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