Manzanar Committee Expresses Grave Concerns Regarding Reports of Persons of Iranian Ancestry Being Detained By CBP

LOS ANGELES — On January 7, the Manzanar Committee, sponsors of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and Manzanar At Dusk programs, along with the Katari youth education/engagement project, expressed grave concerns regarding reports that the United States Customs and Border Patrol agency has detained persons of Iranian ancestry, including American citizens, at our nation’s borders—singling them... Continue Reading →

Skeletal Remains Found Near Mt. Williamson In Inyo County Positively Identified as Former Manzanar Incarceree Giichi Matsumura

The following is a joint press release from the Manzanar National Historic Site and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office. INYO COUNTY, CA — On October 7, 2019, two hikers discovered human remains near the far side of the “Williamson Bowl,” above the sixth lake on Mount Williamson. Several attempts were made to recover the remains;... Continue Reading →

2019 Katari Project: Learning About Manzanar’s Orphanage Hit One Student “Really Hard”

Many people are unaware that even orphans were among the more than 120,000 Japanese/Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated in American concentration camps, and other confinement sites, during World War II. Indeed, 101 orphans were rounded up and incarcerated, all of them at Manzanar’s Children’s Village. For one of the students who participated in the... Continue Reading →

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