Life After Manzanar

Life After Manzanar

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 808 , Segment 6

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  • May 9, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 26:04 mins

Guests: Naomi Hirahara and Heather C. Lindquist, Co-Authors of “Life After Manzanar” Thirty years ago this summer, the US Congress passed a reparations act for the survivors of America’s World War II concentration camps. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans and their immigrant parents were unjustly imprisoned in ten camps primarily in the West. The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 granted $20,000 payments to each surviving prisoner. Today we’re going to explore what life was like for those prisoners after the war.

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