During WWII, the forceful removal of people of Japanese descent from the West Coast sent nearly 120,000 people, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, into incarceration camps within our nation’s interior. Despite an unjust situation and harsh, unforgiving landscapes, internees prevailed, revealing an unbreakable spirit. Through items made by internees we get a glimpse into life at Colorado’s camp, Amache, and expose the surprising beauty and creativity that persisted, and even blossomed from behind barbed wire.
Reception sponsored by the SSU Library, the Sonoma County Matsuri, the Anthropological Studies Center, the Center for Community Engagement, the SSU School of Social Sciences and the SSU Anthropology Club.
This exhibit was curated by the Anthropological Studies Center and has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.