Day of Remembrance

San Francisco Chronicle: SF Day of Remembrance marks 75th anniversary of internment order

When Ben Takeshita and his family were sent to Japanese internment camps 75 years ago, he said civil rights organizations told them: Don’t fight. Just go quietly.

ACLU: The 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Is a Solemn Reminder to Fight Back Against the Trump Administration’s Fearmongering

Seventy-five years ago, in one of the darkest moments in American history, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Immediately, the federal government began forcing 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into concentration camps for fear they posed a threat to national security.

MinnPost: How to remember the wartime Japanese-American incarceration

Seventy-five years ago — on Feb. 19, 1942 — President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, a catalyst behind the forced removal and mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. America was at war with Japan.

The Huffington Post: Could Executive Order 9066 Happen Again?

February 19, 2017 is the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signing Executive Order 9066 , which authorised the detention not just of enemy aliens during World War II, but also American citizens. Unlike President Trump’s recent Executive Order restricting immigration and refugees, there was no popular outcry at the time, despite the fact the constitutional rights of American citizens were at risk.

NBC News: Editorial: Day of Remembrance Is a Reminder to Continue to Fight Injustice

NBC News: Editorial: Day of Remembrance Is a Reminder to Continue to Fight Injustice

By Karen Korematsu

On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave the U.S. military the authority to incarcerate more than 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. February 19 is observed today as the Day of Remembrance.

Khurshid Khoja on the Day of Remembrance

Here’s the audio clip and text of Khurshid Khoja’s moving speech on Feb. 21, at the Bay Area Day of Remembrance. Khurshid is an attorney at Reed, Smith LLP, and a board member of the Asian Law Caucus and Asian American Bar Association. Full text posted with permission from the author:

FDR Approves Internment of Japanese Americans 67 Years Ago Today

Sixty-seven years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, allowing the military to circumvent the constitutional safeguards of American citizens in the name of national defense.