Brian Masaru Hayashi, professor and chair of the Department of History at Kent State University, is the author of several books about Asian American history, including Democratizing the Enemy: Japanese American Internment and a forthcoming volume on Asian American spies for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.
In this talk, Hayashi will offer a reevalution of the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans and reexamine the decision by the U.S. government to establish internment camps.
This performance is part of the month-long series of events organized in conjunction with the public history exhibit, Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience, in the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery, from February 17-March 18, 2018. Public viewing hours are from 10am to 5pm, Saturdays, and from 12-5pm, Sundays.
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