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Launch Day is Day of Remembrance, commemorating the Japanese American internment during World War II. In the spring of 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order that forced roughly 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry from their homes and into "relocation centers" in the U.S. Some two-thirds of those incarcerated were American citizens. It’s the 75th anniversary of that signing. Order 9066 tells the stories of Japanese Americans who lived through it via a series of crowd-sourced objects submitted by survivors and their family members. Produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Launch Day is Day of Remembrance, commemorating the Japanese American internment during World War II. In the spring of 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order that forced roughly 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry from their homes and into "relocation centers" in the U.S. Some two-thirds of those incarcerated were American citizens. It’s the 75th anniversary of that signing. Order 9066 tells the stories of Japanese Americans who lived through it via a series of crowd-sourced objects submitted by survivors and their family members. Produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
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Launch Day is Day of Remembrance, commemorating the Japanese American internment during World War II. In the spring of 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order that forced roughly 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry from their homes and into "relocation centers" in the U.S. Some two-thirds of those incarcerated were American citizens. It’s the 75th anniversary of that signing. Order 9066 tells the stories of Japanese Americans who lived through it via a series of crowd-sourced objects submitted by survivors and their family members. Produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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Episodes

Chapter 1: The Roundup

2/19/2018
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Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Hours later, the FBI began rounding up people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. This episode explores the history of anti-Asian prejudice in the United States that laid the groundwork for an assault on Japanese American communities after Pearl Harbor. Narrated by veteran actor Sab Shimono.

Duration:00:21:10

Coming Soon: Order 9066

2/12/2018
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First episode: Monday, Feb. 19.

Duration:00:03:36