Against Their Will: The Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas (exhibition)


RG Media Type exhibitions
Title Against Their Will: The Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas
Creators University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public History Program
Interest Level Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult
Theme Evils of racism; Injustice
Genre History
Availability Available
Free Web Version http://www.ualr.edu/lifeinterrupted/
Has Teaching Aids? Yes
Geography Arkansas
Chronology 1940s
Facility Jerome [6]; Rohwer [9]

Exhibition centering on the experiences of Japanese Americans in Jerome and Rohwer, the two concentration camps located in Arkansas, as well as those of who lived near the camps and/or worked in them. The exhibition was developed by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public History Program and debuted as part of the Life Interrupted project in 2004. The largest of eight exhibitions mounted in various venues in the Little Rock area, Against Their Will debuted at Arkansas Statehouse Convention Center downstairs foyer on September 24, 2004, running through November 28, 2004. Against Their Will is currently on permanent display at the World War II Japanese American Internment Museum, which opened in McGehee, Arkansas, in 2013.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho


For More Information

Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas. http://www.janm.org/events/2004/lifeinterrupted/exhibitions/.