Righting a Wrong

Currently on display at: Buffalo County Historical Society (Trails & Rails Museum)
Kearney, Nebraska – 10/21/2023 – 12/31/2023

After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the United States entered a war in Europe and the Pacific, the nation was overcome by shock, anger, and fear—a fear exaggerated by long-standing prejudice against Asians. In response, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This order sent 75,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry and 45,000 Japanese nationals to incarceration centers.  Check out the exhibit at BCHS in person before it leaves on Dec, 22.

Thank you to Broc Anderson for his time and invitation to view this historical display of how a terrible wrong was imposed on Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor.  This important historical display is something that everyone should experience. An informative display shows how a uninformed public can slide into the deep depths of racism and prejudice against our fellow Americans. If we ignore our past, we could be dangerously close to repeating our past.

Take time to read the “Civilian Exclusion Order No.92” giving the instructions to all persons of Japanese Ancestry to surrender for incarceration. Click here. shared from https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-csujad-55-1938/

Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II was developed by the National Museum of American History and adapted for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The national tour received federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the Terasaki Family Foundation, and C. L. Ehn & Ginger Lew.

Credit: https://www.sites.si.edu/s/topic/0TO36000000SzvWGAS/righting-a-wrong-japanese-americans-and-world-war-ii