May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
By News Desk
Pasadena Museum of History will present a look back at a significant time in America’s – and specifically, Pasadena’s – history. During World War II, Pasadenans struggled with many questions. Was it right to lock Americans of Japanese descent in camps? What could be done to counter FDR’s War Relocation Authority?
Join Susie Ling, Pasadena City College Professor of Asian American Studies and History, for this presentation about the people who did their best to help their Japanese American neighbors. Pasadena’s Friends of the American Way – along with William Carr, Hugh Anderson and PCC’s John Harbeson – sponsored the return of the first “test case” to the area, 19-year-old Esther Takei (Nishio).
TICKETS: $15 General; $10 Museum Members (include early entry at 6:00 pm to view the quilt exhibition now on view in the adjacent galleries) are available online at this link.
Pasadena Museum of History is located at 470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91103. Free parking in the Museum lot and on Walnut Street.
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