World War II Japanese-American Relocation Program
Fact, Fiction and More
Executive Order 9066, issued by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, sent nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans living on the Pacific Coast--62% of them American citizens--to internment camps as a "precaution" against possible spying and/or sabotage after Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019--77 years to the day after FDR issued his controversial order-- LHS Board Member Phil Raschke examined the order and its consequences, revealing many details unknown to the general public to a large and attentive audience. He also presented a 16-minute documentary, All We Could Carry by Academy Award Winning Director Steven Okazaki, filmed at the Heart Mountain, WY Relocation Camp.
As nearly all of them do, this free program began at 7:00 pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Drive SW in Lakewood.
Check back here for notice of upcoming entries in what is now a long sequence of fascinating and informative presentations. We also post announcements of our programs to many online calendars, including The Suburban Times and The Tacoma News Tribune.