Japanese American Resettlement to St. Paul During WWII

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Japanese American Resettlement to St. Paul During WWII

Date
Sat., Aug 18, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111
Contact
612-726-1171
ftsnelling@mnhs.org
Cost
Free

Learn from historian Krista Hanson about Japanese American resettlement in St. Paul during World War II with a talk entitled "Japanese American Resettlement to St. Paul: The International Institute, the War Relocation Authority, and Ruth and Earl Tanbara."

This illustrated presentation will detail the story of the resettlement of Japanese Americans to St. Paul during and after World War II from the American concentration camps put in place after President Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066. Key players in this resettlement were the International Institute in St. Paul, the War Relocation Authority, which set up a branch office in Minneapolis in 1942, and Ruth and Earl Tanbara, the first "resettled" Japanese Americans to St. Paul. In the 1940 US Census, Minnesota had 51 people of Japanese descent living in the state. By the 1950 census, that number had grown to 1500. This presentation will explain a piece of the story that explains that increase.


2018-08-18 13:00:00 2018-08-18 13:00:00 America/Chicago Japanese American Resettlement to St. Paul During WWII Historic Fort Snelling