From the Archives: Miné Okubo: Citizen 13660

Editor’s Note:  In honor of APA Heritage Month, we’re re-running a couple of our older pieces you may have missed.

In the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which created military zones covering one-third of the nation. At the behest of nativist groups, opportunistic politicans, and military leaders, a series of presidential proclamations followed which defined Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants as “enemy aliens.” Continue reading From the Archives: Miné Okubo: Citizen 13660

Miné Okubo: Citizen 13660

In the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which created military zones covering one-third of the nation. At the behest of nativist groups, opportunistic politicans, and military leaders, a series of presidential proclamations followed which defined Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants as “enemy aliens.” Continue reading Miné Okubo: Citizen 13660