Memories from Heart Mountain with Sam Mihara
During World War II, Mihara was imprisoned with his family at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. He was just 9 years old and was one of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry forced into prison camps. Today he is a national speaker on mass imprisonment and a lecturer on the topic at UCLA, U.C. Berkeley and Harvard. Mihara is the winner of the Paul A. Gagnon Prize as history educator of the year, 2018. Mihara will share his own experiences at Heart Mountain, conditions in camps around the country, why only Japanese families were imprisoned, how he was released from camp, today’s prisons for undocumented Latinos, and the relationship to proposed registration of Muslims.
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