Day of Remembrance . . . . in Washington, DC

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000+ Japanese American citizens during World War II.

In observance of the Day of Remembrance, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will host a free screening of the film Never Give Up: Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice about Minoru (Min) Yasui, a Japanese American lawyer who challenged the legality of the Executive Order.

The film will be followed by a conversation with the Executive Producer and Co-Director Holly Yasui, Zainab Chaudary of ReThink Media, Director Doron Ezickson of the DC Regional Anti-Defamation League, and moderated by Professor Phil Tajitsu Nash of the University of Maryland College Park.

And don’t miss the exhibition Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II on Floor 2 East.