Thursday, December 8, 2011

Japanese American Grocer 70 years ago

Picture by Dorothea Lange
A large sign reading "I am an American" placed in the window of a store, at 13th and Franklin streets, on December 8, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor. The store was closed following orders to persons of Japanese descent to evacuate from certain West Coast areas. The owner, a University of California graduate, will be housed with hundreds of evacuees in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of the war.

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