Japanese American Internment Speaker at the Florence Community Library

You are invited to a discussion of “Japanese American Internment in Arizona” at 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 5, at the Florence Community Library. 

During World War II, people of Japanese descent were removed from their homes and relocated.  More than 30,000 Japanese Americans were sent to camps in Arizona.  Dr. Karen Leong, co-coordinator of the Japanese Americans in Arizona Oral History Project, will discuss the reasons for this relocation and internment.  She will share stories of everyday life inside the camps, and examine the unique circumstances that divided Arizona’s Japanese American community in two: Those who were interned and those who were not. 

This program is part of the “Journey Stories” guest speaker series, and is made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council in partnership with the Smithsonian on Main Street program.  The “Journey Stories” exhibit will be at McFarland State Historic Park until December 29, 2013.  

Seating is limited, so advance registration is strongly encouraged.  For more information, or to sign up, please contact the library at (520) 868 – 8311.  


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Mr. Knudsen serves as the Assistant Town Manager and Public Information Officer.