Wednesday, November 14, 2012
In February 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 authorizing the military to evacuate all people of Japanese ancestry from the west coast of the United States. Over 100,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans were forcibly relocated to a handful of detention centers, until their release in 1945. Of course the Library has a wealth of materials (including the classic Farewell to Manzanar) on the relocation, but now there is a free online encyclopedia devoted entirely to the subject. Denshon includes images, videos, documents and interviews and is intended for high school and college students.