Oberlin College and Conservatory

Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery
65 E. College St., Suite 5, Oberlin, OH 44074

Between 1942 and 1945, close to 40 Japanese American students came to Oberlin from the west coast, where they had been forced to leave their homes and campuses for internment camps.

This traveling exhibition on compassionate responses to Japanese American incarceration during WWII features stories of Oberlin’s campus and community support, with historic context and relevance for today. 

The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; additional times available by appointment for classes or other groups.


Photo shows Kenji Okuda, a University of Washington student who arrived here from an incarceration camp and was elected student body president in 1943.

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Academic, History





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Renee Romano

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