Thursday, May 19, 2005

Farewell to Manzanar

Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order to have Japanese living in America transferred to relocation centers in 1942. JeanneWakatsuki Houston was a very young girl when she and her family were forced to move to Manzanar, a camp in the desert about 200 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The book is a true account of life for this family at an internment camp. The reader can see a side of American history that may not always be presented in a general American history class. It presents another prejudice that is part of our past. There is a film called "Snow Falling on Cedars" that tells a similar story. I also found a Library of Congress site, Ansel Adams's Manzanar Photographs, that will give you a visual of this story.

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