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Sharing and preserving Japanese American history and culture in Portland's Old Town neighborhood, where Japantown once thrived.
Group tours of the museum and/or the Japanese American Historical Plaza, speaking engagements for classrooms or other community groups, and research appointments at the Legacy Center are available. Learn more on our Education and Resources and Services page.
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Oregon Historical Society
The Presidential Medal of Freedom, posthumously
awarded to Oregonian Minoru Yasui (1916-1986) by President Obama at a White House
ceremony on November 24, 2015, will be on display in both Salem and Portland this
February. The Oregon Historical Society is sponsoring the exhibit, in partnership with the
Minoru Yasui Tribute Committee and Oregon Nikkei Endowment. The Medal will be on exhibit at the
Oregon Historical Society from February 2 through 19,
2016. Learn more at www.ohs.org.
Join Portland JACL for this Day of Remembrance event honoring Min Yasui.
Yasui spent his life working working for human rights. As a young Oregon attorney, he challenged Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which led to the forced removal and incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Min Yasui's birth. Join Portland JACL, his family, and colleagues, in honoring the life and legacy of this uncompromising man who never gave up. Visit www.pdxjacl.org for more information.
Minoru Yasui Day
We are proud to join a group of advocates calling on the state legislature to dedicate March 28th in his honor in perpetuity as Minoru Yasui Day. This day will be an opportunity for students and all Oregonians to learn about his fight against Japanese American incarceration and all of his work for equal rights and justice.
It is important that we remember our history, so we can learn from our mistakes. Please join us in supporting Minoru Yasui Day.
To learn more about Minoru Yasui's life and work please visit www.minoruyasuitribute.org.
Please join us for this free lecture on our latest exhibit, Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps during World War II. Morgen Young, consulting historian and project director of Uprooted, will provide insight on the Nikkei that volunteered to harvest sugar beets in Eastern Oregon and the photographer who was hired by the Farm Security Administration to document them. Learn more on our activities page.
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