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

Wednesday, Aug 28, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

 Presidio Trust

​Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm
Through June ​2020

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 EXCLUSION​, the Presidio Trust collaborated with the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and the National Japanese American Historical Society.

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