St. Paul, MN 55111
Seventy-five years ago, the lives of more than 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry, most of whom
were American citizens, changed forever. On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order
9066, which set into motion their forced removal from the West Coast and mass incarceration.
At Historic Fort Snelling, view a recording of a Day of Remembrance ceremony held at the Minnesota History Center on February 19, 2017.
During the ceremony, attendees joined local survivors in a day of remembrance and reflected back on this constitutional
crisis through a multimedia mix of music, images, and readings from the letters and diaries of internees, exploring the
question, "Could it happen again?"
The event included a readers' theater performance directed by Rick Shiomi and narrated by David Mura. Kyle Tran Myhre performed Dust, a poem he wrote especially for the ceremony. Readings were performed by community members, including Jaylani Hussein, Kathryn Haddad and Mustafa Jumale. The event also featured drumming by local group Kogen Taiko.
This event was created in partnership with the Japanese American Citizens League, Twin Cities Chapter.
2017-10-14 15:00:00 2017-10-14 15:00:00 America/Chicago Day of Remembrance Video Screening Historic Fort Snelling