Some Thoughts About NCRR’s Impact As They Publish a New Book About Their History

Community members marched through Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo
during a Day of Protest, held in August 1989.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda

As the movement for redress and reparations for the more than 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated or otherwise forcibly removed from the West Coast during World War II began to gain steam in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, different views on how to win redress emerged. Some might say that those divergent views became wide chasms. But in the end, those different paths to achieve victory came together, for the most part, and necessarily so.

One of those divergent views was that the people had to be part of the movement, that organizing the community on a grass-roots level would be critical if redress was to be achieved and it was NCRR that led the way in that regard.

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JANM President/CEO Ann Burroughs To Be Keynote Speaker at 49th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

Japanese American National Museum President and CEO Ann Burroughs, shown here during the 2018 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance
Program on February 17, 2018, at JANM in Los Angeles.
Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee
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LOS ANGELES — Ann Burroughs, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) will be the keynote speaker at the 49th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 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).

Karen Umemoto, Ph.D., the new Director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, will also speak.

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