What Makes Our Society Accepting:
Exploring the Japanese Immigration Cases in Monterey and San José

President Biden proclaimed February 19th as a Day of Remembrance for the Japanese-American Incarceration During WWII to commemorate this injustice driven by President Franklin Roosevelt 80 years ago and to honor the people who dedicated themselves to defend the democratic ideals of this Nation. And now, our democracy is tested again.

At the end of WWII, the Monterey Peninsula supported the return of the Japanese internees with a full-page advertisement titled Democratic Way of Life for All on the local newspaper and San José also accepted twice as many Japanese Americans after WWII. From these two culturally tolerant cases, JPN102B (area V) students unravel the secrets to the creation of a more accepting society with local historians

Click here to view the presentation that took place on April 7, 2022.

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