Thursday, February 23, 2017

Japanese American Internment Executive Order 9066

“Japanese American Internment Executive Order 9066” an informative lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library
Presented by Historian and Professor Gary Hylander on February 28th at 6:30 pm.
Join us as we discuss EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066.

In the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066.  The Order designated the Pacific West Coast as a war zone and resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Japanese-Americans away from the coastline into detention centers for the duration of the war.  Over 100,000 native-born Japanese-American citizens (NISEI) and foreign-born Japanese nationals (ISSEI) were forced to leave their homes, sell their businesses and surrender their personal possessions.  Despite Roosevelt’s fears, not a single Japanese-American was found guilty of wartime sabotage or espionage. 

Dr. Gary Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, a pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and professor of history.

The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library and is free and open tot he public.

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