In February, 1942, following the attack on #PearlHarbor
, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. The order authorized the Secretary of War to, without due process, detain nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans – men, women, and children – in remote, military-style camps.
Ten war relocation centers were built in remote deserts, plains, and swamps, including the area now known as @manzanarnps. #Manzanar
is located in #California
’s Owens Valley of California between the #SierraNevada
on the west and the Inyo mountains on the east.
is just one of the @NatlParkService
areas that protect and interpret Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. This month, and year-round, take time to explore the many stories that weave together our collective history.
#FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #APAHM
[📷: Harri Knuutinen via @share_the_experience