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Coming Home: Memories of Japanese American Resettlement (exhibition)

RG Media Type exhibitions
Title Coming Home: Memories of Japanese American Internment
Creators Japanese American National Museum
Interest Level Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult
Theme Displacement; Evils of racism
Genre History
Availability No availability
Free Web Version No
Has Teaching Aids? No
Geography United States
Chronology 1940s
Facility Multiple

Exhibition organized by the Japanese American National Museum and curated by Darcie Iki that explored the obstacles, such as housing and employment shortages and discrimination, that Japanese Americans faced after they left the confines of America's concentration camps. The exhibit opened on August 14, 1998, and ran until February 7, 1999. The exhibit explored the process of rebuilding community as well as the individual struggle to come to terms with the larger "camp" experience. It focused on five collections, each displayed in intimate settings, that reflected varied life experiences encountered in the process of coming home.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

For More Information

Coming Home: Memories of Japanese American Resettlement at Japanese American National Museum website. .

Iki, Darcie C., and Arthur A. Hansen. "The REgenerations Project: A Comparative Collaboration in Community Oral History." In Common Ground: The Japanese American National Museum and the Culture of Collaborations . Edited by Akemi Kikumura-Yano, Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, and James A. Hirabayashi. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2005. 131–39.

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