In recent weeks, more California colleges and universities bestowed honorary degrees on former Japanese American students who were forced to leave their respective campuses due to their forced relocation from the West Coast and imprisonment in American concentration camps during World War II.
Here’s a wrap-up of the media coverage:
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (June 7, 2010)
Icing on the Cake: CSU Completes Its Nisei Diploma Project WIth Final Ceremony At Cal Poly – Rafu Shimpo
Dan Krieger: Unjust Past Rectified By Honoring Present – San Luis Obispo Tribune
Cal Poly Rights A World War II Wrong – San Luis Obispo Tribune
Los Angeles City College (June 8, 2010)
Monterey Park Woman, Placed In WWII Internment Camp, Finally Receives College Degree – Pasadena Star News
Imperial Valley College (June 12, 2010)
Imperial Valley College Awards Japanese Americans Of WWII With Honorary Degrees – Imperial Valley Press
Pasadena City College (June 18, 2010)
PCC Students Graduate In Historic Ceremony – Pasadena Star News
Degrees Come 68 Years Later For Japanese American Graduates Of PCC’s Class Of 1942 – Pasadena Star News
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