Short Story: Desert Birth – June 1944

The following is the first of two short stories by Yosh Golden, who was born behind the barbed wire at Manzanar during World War II. This story, along with June 1997: High School Yearbook is the foundation for the upcoming short film, The Song, based on Manzanar, and the Japanese American Incarceration story. Originally published... Continue Reading →

“Speaking Of Camp” Event – Photos, Video

This article was originally published on December 16, 2012. It has been updated to include video rom the event. LOS ANGELES — On December 1, 2012, the Friends of Manzanar sponsored Speaking Of Camp..., an event held at St. Francis Xavier Japanese Catholic Center (formerly Maryknoll/Japanese Catholic Center) in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Co-sponsored by... Continue Reading →

Open Letter To USC President C.L. Max Nikias Regarding Honorary Degrees To Japanese American Students Forced To Leave Campus During WWII

The following is an open letter to C.L. Max Nikias, President of the University of Southern California. It is published here with permission of the author. C.L. Max NikiasOffice of the President University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA 90089-4019 Dear President Nikias: I’m writing as the great granddaughter of USC’s first dean of the College... Continue Reading →

Dancing With Grace – Gracious And Graceful

Editor’s Note: The following piece by Jenni Kuida, a tribute to former Manzanar Committee member Grace Harada, was originally published in January 2002, in the Rafu Shimpo. She posted a link to her story on Facebook on January 18, commemorating the tenth anniversary of Harada’s passing. We thought it would be a fitting tribute to... Continue Reading →

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