Concentration camps, U.S.A.; A tribute to the past and present
Artist unknown, creator
Japanese Americans--California--Social conditions--20th century
Japanese Americans—Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
The black, white, and yellow poster features a drawing of the Manzanar cemetery Ireito monument (“Soul Consoling Tower”),
anonymous portraits of Japanese Americans, barbed wire, and signs naming some of the incarceration sites. The text states,
"'Concentration Camps, U.S.A. A Tribute to the past and present' A community forum, Date: Saturday, June 1, 1974, Place: S.F.
Buddhist Church, Octavia & Pine Streets, Time: 6:00 open house, 7:00-9:30 program, Program: Speakers, camp art display, skits,
songs, panel discussion, Speakers: Warren Furutani, L.A. Manzanar Committee; Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Tule Lake internee, writer;
Chiz Iyama, Chicago Resettlers; Joyce Nakamura, Co. Against Nihonmachi Eviction; Sponsors: Asian Community TV Services, Bay
Area JACL, Co. Against Nihonmachi Eviction, Japanese American Co. on Education, In Struggle, Japanese Comm. Youth Council,
J-Town Collective, Kimochi, New Dawn, San Mateo JACL, Taishu." The text is written in black.
General Physical Description note:
18 x 22.5 in.
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