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EXCLUSION: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration

Thursday, Oct 05, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

Presidio Trust

​​Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm; through March 2018

During World War II, the Presidio of San Francisco – the Army’s Western Defense Command – played a pivotal role in the unjust incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, purportedly in the name of national security. This special exhibition invites visitors to investigate the choices – both personal and political – that led to this dark chapter in American history, and to reflect on what we have learned that helps us to address present-day issues of mass incarceration, immigration reform, and racial profiling.

In developing the Exclusion, the Presidio Trust collaborated with the Fred T. Korematsu Institute​ and the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), both located in the Presidio.

Learn more about the exhibition >>​


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Photo Credits: Dorothea Lange (Courtesy: Library of Congress​); Charity Vargas