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BH-231310-15

Japanese American Citizens League (San Francisco, CA 94115-3217)
William Yoshino (Project Director: 02/25/2015 to present)

Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis: The Japanese American Internment

Two one-week workshops for seventy-two school teachers on the history and significance of the Japanese American incarceration experience during World War II.

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) seeks $165,831 through the NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture grant program to fund two five-day workshops for school teachers that will explore the historical significance and enduring legacy of the Japanese American incarceration experience during World War II. These workshops, titled Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis: The Japanese American Incarceration, will be held in the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles on July 24-29 and August 7-12, 2016, with day trips to Santa Anita Park and Manzanar National Historic Site.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$165,831 (approved)
$158,729 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 8/30/2016