The First Organized Manzanar Pilgrimage In 1969 – Photographs
March 12, 2013
Johnson donated his collection taken that day to the Manzanar National Historic Site.
“Regretfully, I have no other details of the participants or how this came about, but [that] our contingent was from U.C. Davis Asian American Studies Department, under the leadership of brilliant, inspiring and knowledgeable professor, Isao Fujimoto, still there after all these years,” Johnson wrote, in a letter that accompanied the film negatives.
We hope you will enjoy this brief glimpse at what went on during the very first Manzanar Pilgrimage back in 1969.
1969 Manzanar Pilgrimage, December 27, 1969
Photos from the National Park Service/Evan Johnson Collection. Used with permission.
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