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"A Loaded Weapon: Photographic Perspectives on the Japanese American Internment Camps of World War II" exhibit at the Robert H. Jackson Center


  • ROBERT H. JACKSON CENTER 305 East 4th Street Jamestown, NY, 14701 United States (map)

The internment of Japanese Americans during World War II is examined through the eyes of American photographers Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams in the newest exhibit at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown.

"A Loaded Weapon: Photographic Perspectives on the Japanese American Internment Camps of World War II," opens during a reception from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 at the center, 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown.

The exhibit examines the experience of the 120,000 Japanese Americans detained in 10 internment camps across the U.S. following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It also features the story of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American who refused to comply with the detainment order, who was eventually arrested and interned. His detainment was upheld by the Supreme Court. Justice Jackson was one of three dissenters.

Cost: Admission is free and donations are welcome

The Robert H. Jackson Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.