Never Again!

The cemetery monument at Manzanar National Historic Site.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee

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.

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48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, 2017 Manzanar At Dusk Set for April 29

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Photo: David Fujioka and Vicky Perez/Manzanar Committee

LOS ANGELES — Never Again To Anyone, Anywhere! 75th Commemoration of Executive Order 9066 is the theme for the 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles (see map below).

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Manzanar Committee Mourns The Loss of a Giant In Our Community: Archie Miyatake

Archie Miyatake (right) with his wife, Take, shown here during a memorial service for Sue Kunitomi Embrey in 2006.
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Photo: Alisa Lynch

LOS ANGELES — The Manzanar Committee expresses its deepest sympathies to the family of former Manzanar incarceree and renowned community photographer Archie Miyatake, 92, who passed away on December 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

The Miyatake family is best known for being the Los Angeles Japanese American community’s photographers, operating Toyo Miyatake Studios since 1923, first in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and later, in San Gabriel, California, starting in 1985.

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Manzanar Committee Announces Second Annual Student Awards Program

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LOS ANGELES — On December 18, the Manzanar Committee announced their second annual Manzanar Committee Student Awards Program, a creative works program in which K-12 students may submit essays, short stories, poetry, works of art, including drawings, collages, posters, and works involving technology, including animation, podcasts, movies or videos.

The awards program will recognize students who demonstrate an understanding of his/her guiding principles of social justice in today’s society. Winning entries will be eligible for prizes up to $100.00, and their works may be presented at the 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 29, 2017, and on the Committee’s web site ( and/or blog (

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