“Arranging flowers for alter on last day of service at Japanese Independent Congregational Church, prior to
evacuation [internment],” Oakland, California, April 26, 1942, by Dorothea Lange for the U.S. War Relocation Authority, via National Archives Commons on flickr.
All along the Pacific coast — from 1942 to January 1945 — over 110,000 people of Japanese heritage were forced into internment camps. Sixty-two percent were American citizens.
In 1988, in the Civil Liberties Act, the U.S. Government admitted that its actions had been based on “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.”
2 thoughts on “Oakland, California”
I don’t think I had ever read what that actual “apology” statement said, so thanks for that information. I keep wondering how she is keeping that vase from tipping over. It looks top-heavy to me.
I wonder if she has a heavy metal “frog” in the bottom of the base.