FEATURED VIDEO: Executive Orders and Civil Liberties

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security. It was followed by Executive Order 9102 which established the War Relocation Authority for its implementation. Over 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were moved to assembly centers, then confined in internment camps that were isolated, fenced, and guarded. Around 70,000 of those imprisoned in the camps were American citizens. This 14-minute documentary by Ken Burns features stories of internees from one of those camps, Manzanar, which has now become a National Historic Site . #DayofRemembrance

[Manzanar Committee] View short documentary “Manzanar: Never Again” by Ken Burns

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Photo: Screen shot from Ken Burns “Manzanar: Never Again”

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