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Then They Came for Me

National Japanese American Historical Society

Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties examines the terrifying period in U.S. history when the government scapegoated and imprisoned thousands of people of Japanese ancestry. This multimedia exhibition draws parallels to tactics chillingly resurgent today featuring imagery by noted American photographers Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, alongside works by incarcerated Japanese American artists Toyo Miyatake and Miné Okubo.


This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock had to say about Then They Came for Me :

Futures Without Violence hosts this multimedia traveling exhibition that considers the Japanese-American internment that saw 120,000 people forcefully removed from their homes without due process or other protections, as the result of Roosevelt’s Executive Order #9066. Photography, video, artifacts and other ephemera are presented in an expansive consideration of critical history.

Event Info
Nov 08 → May 27
Wed-Sun 10 am-6 pm
Free
Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco
Info: 923-9795
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