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when: 05/01/2019 | 10.00 AM h - 04.00 PM h  
Event title The Wright Museum Presents "Righting A Wrong"
Where: Wright Museum - Wolfeboro
Category: Special
 
Event description:

 May 1 – July 7, 2019

 

 

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the nation was overcome by shock, anger, and fear – a fear exaggerated by long-standing prejudice against Asians.  In response, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which sent 45,000 Japanese nationals who were in the country legally and 75,000 Japanese Americans to incarceration camps.

Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II, which is on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, traces the story of this incarceration and the people who survived it.  The exhibit presents heart-wrenching stories, fascinating historic objects and documents, stunning photos, original illustrations and engaging multimedia touchscreens featuring interviews with survivors.

Embracing themes that are as relevant today as they were 75 years ago, this exhibit takes a deep look at immigration, prejudice, civil rights, heroism, and what it means to be an American.

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 Institute 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 Teraski Family Foundation, and C.L. Ehn & Ginger Lew.
Exhibit Sponsored by The Montrone Family with additional support from Northeast Delta Dental
https://www.wrightmuseum.org/special-exhibits/

 
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Location Wright Museum
Homepage: http://www.wrightmuseum.org  
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