Lecture: National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism

Doug Ichiuji, board member, National Japanese American Memorial Foundation

On January 6, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined “freedom from fear” in his historic address to the nation. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Roosevelt instigated the internment of over 100,000 citizens of Japanese ancestry. The National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism allows us to reflect on the legacy of Japanese internment camps in the United States during World War II. Doug Ichiuji will provide insight into the memorial’s design and impact. 

This program relates to the exhibition Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms. It is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series organized in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies. Free; no reservations required.