On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066,
the instrument that authorized the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Denied their civil liberties, they were held in camps operated by the War Relocation Authority. Between 1942 and 1944, some 33,000 individual contracts were issued for seasonal farm labor, with many working in the sugar beet industry.
This exhibit introduces their story.
“Born in an internment camp for Japanese Americans, she fears Muslims face a similar fate today,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 5, 2017 “What to see in L.A. galleries: World War II farm labor camp photography and more,” Los Angeles Times, …Read Full Article
“The Camp Without A Fence”
On February 28, the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center hosted a program in Portland. Our curator, Morgen Young, presented a history of the Nyssa, Oregon farm labor camp, which in July 1942 became known as “the camp without a fence,” thanks …Read Full Article