Justice Denied: A Personal Perspective
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Margaret Yamamoto, age two months, was incarcerated with her family during World War II. Her talk will tell the story of the Japanese incarceration, following her family’s experience from immigration in the 1890s through their imprisonment during the war years, and will document how they rebuilt their lives thereafter. Her talk will be richly illustrated with more than 100 family and historic WWII photographs, many of the latter obtained from government archives. Beyond her account of her family’s history, the talk will focus on the plight of the 120,000 Japanese—two thirds of them American citizens—who were imprisoned, sometimes for years, by a Presidential order deemed by many then and now to be in violation of the United States Constitution.
Margaret Yamamoto retired after more than 40 years in the communication and public relations fields. Most recently she was Director of Community Program Initiatives at WGBH, Boston’s public broadcasting station. She is co-president of the New England Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, a national human rights and educational organization.
This workshop will be delivered on Zoom.