What Happened After Pearl Harbor

Every December 7th, the news media always recognizes the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But what happened to Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor is just as important to remember. During WWII, 120,000 Japanese Americans (including two-thirds who were United States-born citizens) were forcibly rounded up and incarcerated in camps around the country because they were suspected of being loyal to Japan and not the U.S. Japanese Americans were only allowed to return to the West Coast in 1945. For more on the history of Japanese Americans, including interviews, photographs, lesson plans, and more visit the amazing www.densho.org.