1941: Advocacy for Japanese-Americans held in West Coast internment camps

Shortly following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. government began to forcibly relocate and intern more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry—citizens and non-citizens—who lived on the West Coast. After visiting some of the internment camps and talking with people there, AFSC established two programs to help get people out—one identified Midwestern and East Coast colleges that would welcome college-age evacuees, and the other helped those released from internment camps find jobs (like this man in Des Moines) and housing.

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Taken on September 5, 2012
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