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Order 9066

APM Reports & The Smithsonian

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Order 9066 chronicles the history of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration through vivid, first-person accounts of those who lived through it. The series explores how this shocking violation of American democracy came to pass, and its legacy in th...Show More
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34:49 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War Two demand that the federal government take account of their suffering and make reparations.

21:11 | Feb 19th, 2018

Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Hours later, the FBI began rounding up people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. This episode explores the history of anti-Asian prejudice in the United States that laid the groundwork ...Show More
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29:40 | Apr 3rd, 2018

It was a time to persevere in the face of the unendurable, and to do so with dignity. The Japanese term for that is Gaman.

12:37 | Mar 26th, 2018

Kishi Bashi, the renowned alt-rock musician, has been improvising music in places connected to the Japanese American incarceration. That includes the top of Heart Mountain, in Wyoming. Hear Kishi Bashi climb the mountain and perform a song that is pa...Show More

25:44 | Mar 19th, 2018

In the first months of incarceration, Japanese Americans were hit with the humiliating conditions of camp life. The U.S. government denied that people of Japanese ancestry living in the "assembly centers" were prisoners, but the first summer in these...Show More
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