Thursday, February 2, 2017

"Images of Internment" at FDRL

[The following notice of an new exhibit at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library arrived in our mailbox today.]

On February 19, 2017–the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066–the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will open a new photographic exhibition entitled, Images of Internment: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, with over 200 photographs including the work of Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9066 led to the incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent -- including approximately 80,000 American citizens--during World War II. The exhibit will be on display in the Library's William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery through December 31, 2017.  Regular hours and admission apply. [More.]