A crowd seeing friends leaving from camp.
Photo by:
George S. (Shinichi) Iwanaga. Courtesy of The Claremont Colleges Library

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Manzanar Pilgrimage, “Reclaiming Manzanar” documents the historical events surrounding WWII Japanese American incarceration, focusing on Southern California. The exhibit also highlights the lasting impact that incarceration had on future Asian American activism and cultural production. The concept of returning unites the different geographic and temporal elements: returning to incarceration camps as part of the contemporary pilgrimage; returning to civic life after release from incarceration camps; returning to forgotten moments in history as a way to empower communities and raise political consciousness during the 1960s Asian American Movement—returning to reclaim these moments and to (re)write the carceral geography at Manzanar.

Sponsors: The Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS) and The Claremont Colleges Library

Event Contact
Ashley Larson
(909) 607-3987
Monday, April 1, 2019 9:00 am to 10:00 pm repeating every day until May 31, 2019.

For current hours, visit The Claremont Colleges Library page.

  • Honnold/Mudd Library
  • 800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
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