VIDEO: The First Manzanar Pilgrimage – 1969

In 1969, approximately 150 people, mostly Japanese American college students, made the 230-mile trip to the site of the Manzanar concentration camp where 11,070 Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants (who were prevented by racist laws from naturalizing) were unjustly incarcerated during World War II. Their journey was the first organized Manzanar Pilgrimage, which has become... Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Buzzfeed Releases “A Trip To Manzanar”

On September 10, released a video by Jen Ruggirello (whose grandparents were incarcerated during World War II), who, along with four others, including Los Angeles Japanese American activist Sean Miura, visited the Manzanar National Historic Site. They documented their visit, their observations and what they learned in the video, A Trip To Manzanar, which... Continue Reading →

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