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Tenth Anniversary Manzanar Pilgrimage
Maker: Miles Hamada; Little Tokyo Art Workshop; Manzanar Committee; Alan Takemoto
Date Made: 1979
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 61 cm x 47 cm; 24 in x 18 1/2 in
Main Subject: Japanese Americans (Asian Americans)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Tenth Anniversary Manzanar Pilgrimage Celebration of Our Community in Movement: Past, Present and Future April 29, 1979 12 noon to 3 pm. At Manzanar - Nine miles north of Lone Pine on Highway 395 Sponsored by the Manzanar Committee For more information call Carlene at 626 4471 [Japanese text] 626-4471
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In the spring of 1942, five months after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government forced approximately 112,000 persons of Japanese ancestry residing on the West Coast to leave their homes to enter concentration camps in desolate 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. Manzanar, 210 miles north of Los Angeles, was the first camp, and is the site of an annual pilgrimage.