Community Songfest Fetes Retiring Manzanar NHS Superintendent Les Inafuku – Photos

LOS ANGELES — On December 15, a “Community Songfest,” honoring retiring Manzanar National Historic Site Superintendent Les Inafuku, and to raise funds for the reconstruction of Manzanar’s residential Block 14, which will include barracks, a mess hall, and more, was held at Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Sponsored by the Friends... 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 →

43rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage – VIDEO

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... Continue Reading →

Five Who Were Incarcerated At Manzanar Featured in National Park Service’s Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards

The following is a press release from the National Park Service. INDEPENDENCE, CA — Trading cards have been popular with kids for generations, from images of sports figures to movie stars. Now, Manzanar National Historic Site is offering free trading cards featuring five people who were incarcerated at Manzanar War Relocation Center between March 1942... Continue Reading →

Future Of The Nikkei Community, Not Just The Manzanar And Tule Lake Pilgrimages, Was The Topic Of JANM Event – VIDEO

PILGRIMAGES: After talking about the origins, history, and the status of the present-day Manzanar and Tule Lake Pilgrimages, the focus of an October 8, 2011 event at the Japanese American National Museum turned to the future of both pilgrimages, along with that of Japanese American community organizations. LOS ANGELES — Panelists representing the Manzanar and... Continue Reading →

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