The 50th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage attracted considerably more media attention than usual, in part because it’s been 50 years since the first organized Manzanar Pilgrimage in 1969. But just as important is that people came in protest of the words and deeds of the Trump Administration—an obviously attractive and important angle for the media to cover.
Here’s a wrap-up of the media coverage to date:
- Manzanar Pilgrimage at 50: Parallels Drawn from ’42 – Rafu Shimpo
- Manzanar Pilgrimage Takes on Broad Themes of Democracy, Civil Rights – Los Angeles Times
- Nearly 2,000 Visit The California Desert To Remember A Dark Chapter In American History – LAIst.com
- Echoes of Manzanar in Separating Families and Detaining Asylum Seekers – Los Angeles Times
- Annual U.S. Internment Camp Pilgrimage Salient to Politics 50 Years on – Kyodo News Service (wire service in Japan)
- Never Forget – The Sheet
- 50th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage (photos) – San Diego Union Tribune
- Muslim American Manzanar Pilgrimage Finds Parallels Between Internment, Modern Day – NBC News
- Letter to the Editor: Remembering Manzanar – Bakersfield Californian
- Episcopalians Join Thousands on Pilgrimage to Historical Site at Former Japanese Internment Camp – Episcopal News Service
- Japanese American Interned During WW II Leads Annual Visit to Manzanar – Spectrum News 1
- Religion as a “National Security Threat:” Lessons from the Second World War – Patheos.com
- Japanese-American Teens are Confronting History by Visiting World War II Former Incarceration Camps – Teen Vogue
You can listen to Southern California Public Radio’s (KPCC) report on the 50th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage that aired on their Take Two show on April 29, 2019 (4:47. Audio published here with permission; click on the arrow below).
LEAD PHOTO: Rev. Alfred Tsuyuki performs the Shinto purification rite during the interfaith service. 50th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, April 27, 2019, at the Manzanar National Historic Site. Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee.
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