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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<p>Created by the passage of the <a href=\"/wiki/Civil_Liberties_Act_of_1988\" title=\"Civil Liberties Act of 1988\">Civil Liberties Act of 1988</a> (Public Law 100-383), this federal program was established to educate the public on the issues surrounding the wartime incarceration of individuals of Japanese descent, and to publish and distribute the hearings, findings, and recommendations of the <a href=\"/wiki/Commission_on_Wartime_Relocation_and_Internment_of_Civilians\" title=\"Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians\">Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians</a> (CWRIC), the independent body appointed in 1980 by Congress to study the facts surrounding the World War II incarceration of individuals of Japanese ancestry. \n</p>\n<div class=\"toc\" id=\"toc\"><div id=\"toctitle\"><h2>Contents</h2></div>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-1\"><a href=\"#Background\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">1</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Background</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-2\"><a href=\"#Activities_and_Accomplishments\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">2</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Activities and Accomplishments</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-3\"><a href=\"#Current_Status\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">3</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Current Status</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-4\"><a href=\"#For_More_Information\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">4</span> <span class=\"toctext\">For More Information</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-5\"><a href=\"#Footnotes\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">5</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Footnotes</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Background\">Background</span></h2>\n<p>In addition to monetary payments, public education on the wartime incarceration was considered one of the key provisions of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. As recommended by the Commission, a fund was established \"to sponsor research and public educational activities.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup> Initially, $50 million was authorized for this purpose, but as a result of intense lobbying from 1988 to 1992, only $5 million was finally appropriated in 1994. In January 1996 President Bill Clinton appointed eight individuals to oversee its operation, and this board of directors was sworn into office in April 1996.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Activities_and_Accomplishments\">Activities and Accomplishments</span></h2>\n<p>The board's stated mission was \"to publish and distribute the hearings, findings, and recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) so that the events surrounding the exclusion, forced removal and internment of civilians and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry will be remembered, and so that the causes and circumstances of this and similar events may be illuminated and understood.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">[2]</a></sup> It was charged with making disbursements of the $5 million in federal funds. A portion was used to republish the findings of the CWRIC in 1997 in collaboration with the University of Washington Press as <i><a href=\"/wiki/Personal_Justice_Denied_(book)\" title=\"Personal Justice Denied (book)\">Personal Justice Denied</a>: Report of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians</i> with a new foreword by Tetsuden Kashima. The CLPEF also issued a contract to edit over 4,500 pages of transcripts from the hearings of the CWRIC to provide a complete record to the public for use in seeking further information.\n</p><p>An additional $3.3 million was distributed to fund 135 projects, including 18 national fellowships, that were catalogued to include the areas of curriculum, landmarks/exhibits, art/media, community development, research, research resources, and national fellowships. Projects covered such diverse subject matters as <a href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> veterans, the role of Nisei women, <a href=\"/wiki/Japanese_Latin_Americans\" title=\"Japanese Latin Americans\">Japanese Latin Americans</a>/Peruvians, the Department of Justice camps, the experience of Japanese Americans in Hawai'i during World War II, the role of the <a href=\"/wiki/Military_Intelligence_Service\" title=\"Military Intelligence Service\">Military Intelligence Service</a>, those who resisted incarceration, and the <a href=\"/wiki/Redress_movement\" title=\"Redress movement\">redress movement</a>. Among the diverse recipients from 20 states and the District of Columbia were museums, educational institutions, libraries, artist and theater groups, as well as individuals. Projects ranged in funding from $2,000 to $100,000.\n</p><p>A curriculum summit was held on August 27, 1997, for 50 curriculum grant recipients and educators to integrate lessons learned from the wartime incarceration into a national education curriculum. A 1998 national conference was also held in San Francisco to allow grant recipients to share and discuss their projects. Earlier in the same year, the CLPEF and the Smithsonian Institution co-sponsored a national <a href=\"/wiki/Days_of_Remembrance\" title=\"Days of Remembrance\">Days of Remembrance</a> in Washington, D.C., to commemorate President <a href=\"/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt\" title=\"Franklin D. Roosevelt\">Franklin D. Roosevelt</a>'s signing of <a href=\"/wiki/Executive_Order_9066\" title=\"Executive Order 9066\">Executive Order 9066</a>, and to call national attention to this landmark event. Several public service announcements were also produced with CLPEF funds.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Current_Status\">Current Status</span></h2>\n<p>The Civil Liberties Public Education Fund closed its offices in November 1998. The applications and projects of the grant recipients are currently held under the title of Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Grant Program Records (99.98.1) at the <a href=\"/wiki/Japanese_American_National_Museum\" title=\"Japanese American National Museum\">Japanese American National Museum</a>.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Sharon_Yamato\" title=\"Sharon Yamato\">Sharon Yamato</a></b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Yamato, Sharon</div>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Finding Aid for the Civil Liberties Public Eduction Fund Grant Program Records. Japanese American National Museum. <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt3c6033q1/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt3c6033q1/</a>.\n</p><p>Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, <i>Personal Justice Denied: Report of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians</i>. Seattle: University of Washington Press and Washington D.C.: Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, 1997.\n</p><p>Maki, Mitchell T., Harry H. L. Kitano, and S. Megan Berthold. <i>Achieving the Impossible</i> <i>Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress.</i> Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1999.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2>\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, <i>Personal Justice Denied: Report of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians</i> (Seattle: University of Washington Press and Washington D.C.: Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, 1997), 463.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\"><i>Personal Justice Denied</i>, xi.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.052 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.055 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 110/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 551/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 522/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 48/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:54-0!*!0!!en!*!* and timestamp 20170309214352 and revision id 8654\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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