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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lest we forget

Posted By on Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 5:54 AM

A Blog reader reminds:

Feb. 19, is Day of Remembrance -- the day FDR signed EO 9066 incarcerating approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans in a West Coast exclusion zone as national security risks.  There was no due process.  Approximately 17,000 of them were imprisoned in the Arkansas Delta at two War Relocation Centers called Jerome and Rohwer. (Wikipedia photo is of a "Boy Scout camp" held at the Rohwer center.) UALR website here.

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