Executive Order 9066 dated February 19, 1942, in which President Franklin D. Roosevelt Authorizes the Secretary of War to Prescribe Military Areas which lead to Japanese Americans to be placed into internment camps.
Revoking Executive Order 9066: Ford's "American Promise"
From U.S. News and World Report, this article "discusses the explanations offered regarding U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's decision to place Japanese Americans in internment camps during the Second World War."
A publication of the internees at the Portland Relocation Center. This camp newspaper was published twice weekly from May 19, 1942 until August 25th, 1942, when the internees were transferred to Idaho and Wyoming.
Tells the story of Japanese Americans from Hood River, Oregon who served in the Armed Forces during World War II, even as their families were imprisoned in camps. Town leaders attempted to block their return after the war. Also available to read online as an eBook.
"In May 1942, Portland area Japanese Americans, both issei, or first generation, and nisei, or second generation, were evacuated to hastily-constructed temporary living spaces in what had previously been the Pacific International Livestock Exposition building in the north of Portland."
Minoru Yasui was a Japanese American who was imprisoned for breaking the curfew imposed on people of Japanese Ancestry. Yasui was born in Hood River, Oregon and spent his life working towards civil rights for all. In 2015, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his devotion to human rights and equal treatment of Americans.
The true story of the Wakatsuki family of Santa Monica, California, is told by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, who was seven years old when she and her family were taken by bus 250 miles to Camp Manzanar, near the High Sierras. The drama follows the family from their well-ordered, pleasant life in Santa Monica to the emotion-shattering experience of being uprooted and evacuated to camps. Based on the book by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston
"The Shibuya family are pictured at their home before evacuation. The parents were born in Japan and came to the US in 1904. The father built a prosperous business of raising select varieties of chrysanthemums which he shipped to Eastern markets under his own trade name. Six children in the family were born in the United States." From the National Archives
"It takes approximately four carloads of coal a day to provide heat for residents at this Wyoming relocation center during the cold winter months. Here a crew of men load trucks from the coal gondola for delivery to barracks." From the National Archives