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Oct 1 Tom Crouch at "A More Perfect Union" Exhibit

NMAH Exhibits History of Japanese Internment during WWII

 

NMAH Exhibits History of Japanese Internment during WWII

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Year: 
1987
Month: 
october
Day: 
1
Date: 
Thu, 1987-10-01

A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the United States Constitution opens at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition is designed to focus attention on the Bicentennial of the Constitution and explores a period when racial prejudice and fear upset the balance between the rights of citizens and the power of the state and led to the internment of some 120,000 Japanese Americans for much of World War II. The exhibition also includes a section on the men in the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-Japanese American unit of the U.S. Army.