We’re very, very late with this, but video from the 43rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held on April 28, 2012, is now available.
The 2012 Pilgrimage included a performance by UCLA Kyodo Taiko, remarks by Les Inafuku, Superintendent, Manzanar National Historic Site, and by Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey. It also featured a keynote address by Mitchell T. Maki, author of Achieving The Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress, remarks by Manzanar Committee member Pat Sakamoto, the presentation of the 2012 Sue Kunitomi Embrey Legacy Award to Rose Ochi, and musical performances by Mary Kageyama Nomura, the Songbird of Manzanar, and by Ken Koshio, Nancy Gohata, Darrell Kunitomi and Keith Uchima.
The Pilgrimage concluded with the traditional Roll Call of the Camps, the Interfaith service, and Ondo dancing.
The event, as always, was held at the Manzanar cemetery, located at the Manzanar National Historic Site.
You can watch all the video clips (720p high definition available) below.
LEAD PHOTO: Banners representing each of the ten American concentration camps where Japanese Americans were unjustly incarcerated during World War II are shown here during the 43rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 28, 2012, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, in Calfornia’s Owens Valley.. Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee.
43rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage
Four video clips. ©2012 Manzanar Committee. All rights reserved.
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