Author And University of Hawai’i Prof. Eileen Tamura To Keynote 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

PILGRIMAGE: Bus transportation from Los Angeles available. Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute also sponsoring a bus from Gardena.

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Professor Eileen Tamura
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LOS ANGELES — University of Hawai’i Professor Eileen Tamura, author of the 2013 book, In Defense of Justice: Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American Struggle for Equality, will be the keynote speaker at the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, scheduled for noon PDT on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 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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National Park Service Awards $3 Million For 2010 Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants

The following is a press release from the National Park Service.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded 23 grants totaling: $2.9 million to help preserve and interpret historic locations where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. Read more of this post