Allegiance: A Special Program with Kermit Roosevelt III
Thursday, October 29 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
The Anne Frank Center USA – 44 Park Place (between Church Street and W. Broadway)
Tickets: $30 (includes signed copy of book)/$10 (ticket only)
The Anne Frank Center USA hosts a special program to mark the end of the Japanese internment during World War II. In 1942, one year after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, ordering the relocation of all Americans of Japanese ancestry to internment camps in the interior of the United States. This action resulted in the forced relocation and incarceration of approximately 127,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans for the duration of the war.
Join Kermit Roosevelt III, the great-great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, and playwright Catherine Ladnier for a presentation of the legal and personal journey of Japanese Americans during this dark period in America. Roosevelt, professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his new novel, Allegiance, about the internment and the nation’s legal and political response. Afterward, Ladnier will chronicle the personal experience of camp internees through a dramatic performance.
A book signing will follow the event.
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