2021: Facing the Mountain: Japanese American Heroes

2021: Facing the Mountain: Japanese American Heroes of World War II

Of all the Americans stunned by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, none felt the shock more acutely than Japanese American men of draft age. Overwhelmed by a tsunami of prejudice, forced from their homes, incarcerated with their families in bleak concentration camps, they were initially prohibited from serving their country as other Americans were doing. Yet before the end of the war, thousands of them would emerge among the nation’s most decorated heroes, both on battlefields and in courtrooms. Join DANIEL JAMES BROWN, author of the #1 New York Times best seller The Boys in the Boat, and TOM IKEDA, Executive Director of the Densho Project, for a lively discussion of the extraordinary accomplishments of these Nisei warriors. And an exploration of what their story tells us about an epidemic of anti-Asian prejudice in our country today.

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