Program On Manzanar Internees From Bainbridge Island Scheduled For May 3

The following is an announcement from the National Park Service.

INDEPENDENCE, CA — Mary Woodward, author of In Defense Of Our Neighbors: The Walt And Milly Woodward Story, will be joined by former Manzanar internees Kay Sakai Nakao, Lilly Kodama and Frank Kitamoto, all from Bainbridge Island in Washington, at a special program and book signing at the Manzanar National Historic Site on Sunday, May 3, 2009 beginning at 1:00 PM PDT.

Walt and Milly Woodward were the editors of the Bainbridge Island Review newspaper and often wrote articles that defended Japanese Americans on Bainbridge Island, in Washington during World War II.

Japanese Americans living on Bainbridge Island were among the first to be imprisoned at Manzanar. Mary Woodward’s book shares her parents’ story and also tells the larger story of the Bainbridge Island community.

The Manzanar National Historic Site is located on US Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles. For more information, call the Manzanar National Historic Site at (760) 878-2194.

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5 Responses to Program On Manzanar Internees From Bainbridge Island Scheduled For May 3

  1. Richard Stewart says:

    attended tha premier of “Snow Flling on Cedars” @ Bainbridge Island – also met people who had been in Block 3 @ MANZ- NHS while a tour guide there 1997-2000 – tellum tha “Indian Guide” say “Hi.”

  2. Alisa Lynch says:

    Thanks for publicizing the program Gann! Check out — it’s the organization sponsoring the trip and developing ed materials. It sounds interesting & innovative. I’ll know more after I meet with them tomorrow.

  3. Alisa Lynch says:

    Good to see you yesterday. It would be great if you could make it to the 1p Sun. program to say Hi in person. See you around…

  4. Richard Stewart says:

    after tha MNHS Bcome tha “PARK” its all boo hoo w/no cheese! no Gallo even . . . mo fun to harass Bill . . .

  5. Alisa Lynch says:

    Uh, I think I need a decoder ring to figure this one out. :-)

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