February 19, 2017 8 Comments
February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, authorizing the unjust incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans in ten American concentration camps, and other confinement sites, during World War II, one of the worst violations of civil rights in our nation’s history, and most certainly, one of its darkest chapters.
Everyone must learn about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. This is the only way that we can prevent such a grave injustice from ever happening to anyone ever again.
On this important anniversary, we urge you to share this on social media, and anywhere else you deem appropriate.
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