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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

At first glance, Executive Order 9066 might read like boring bureaucratese. But what did this dry government document mean for Japanese Americans during World War II? FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, Dallas Korean Americans for Obama (5), February 28, 2008, Flickr

Meet singer Florence Ahn, minister Soon Hyun, and others. [...] »

Paint, Oct 16, 1942 (Minidoka), 2003, R. Shimomura, In the Shadow of My Country.

Explore this archive of over 110 video interviews on Japanese American [...] »

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Imagine the government drafting you after moving you to an internment camp. [...] »

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Notices for Japanese-Americans to report to camps. LOC

How did the World War II internment of Japanese Americans happen? Historian [...] »

Photo, Lieutenant Roberto Lim of the Philippine Islands, Mar. 1943, LoC

Scratch the surface of Asian Pacific American history this May, and keep [...] »

Photo, Baseball game, Manzanar Relocation Center, Calif., 1945, Ansel Adams, LoC

If the U.S. interned you and your family, how would you respond? [...] »

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Print, "H.R.H. Princess Margaret," New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women of [...] »

Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

When and where was this photo taken? See what clues you can spot! [...] »

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