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Surpassing Adversity: The Japanese American Journey

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 1, 2017

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 27, 2017

Free but donations appreciated

On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed an executive order sending 120,000 Japanese Americans to remote internment camps. The exhibit, “Surpassing Adversity: The Japanese American Journey” celebrates the resilience of those Japanese Americans. They brought only what they could carry to ten prison camps in desolate areas of California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and Arkansas. Families lost their jobs, farms, businesses and homes.  While their families were interred, their men were drafted into the U.S. Army.

You will meet the families and learn how they suppressed their anxieties through arts and crafts, work, community, church activities, and baseball. This exhibit also shows how, at the end of WWII, these families chose their future and moved on with their lives. Other activities, such as speakers, films and a carving class, will be offered. Please check the IHS facebook page and the IHS web site for the details of associated programs.

This program has been created and curated by Irvington resident Anne Moore, president of Hoosier chapter, Japanese American Citizens League.


September 16
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free but donations appreciated
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Bona Thompson Memorial Center
5350 University Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46219 United States
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