The Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Roosevelt on February 19, 1942 and thus began the removal and imprisonment of over 110,000 Japanese-Americans from the West Coast from what the government designated as military areas. It should be noted that more than two-thirds of the Japanese-Americans were actual citizens of the United States. On March 30, 1942, two hundred and seventy-four Japanese–American residents of Bainbridge Island in Washington became the fir...
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Minidoka camp closed October 28, 1945, the Japanese-Americans in January 1945 were finally permitted to return the West Coast though most were encouraged to relocate to the East Coast or the Midwest as prejudice still ran high on the West Coast. It wasn’t until August 10, 1988 that the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 was signed by President Ronald Reagan. It finally provided a formal apology and redress to those Japanese-Americans still living. The tragic reality is that almost half of those imprisoned and stripped of their civil rights died before the act was signed.
Dudley, William. Japanese American Internment Camps. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven, 2002.
“Camp Harmony Exhibit.” University of Washington Libraries. Web. 06 June 2011.
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