JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT TALK COMING TO THE PINE PLAINS FREE LIBRARY

Pine Plains, NY – On Friday, April 7th at 6pm, the Pine Plains Free Library will host Jeffrey Urbin, the Education Specialist from the F.D.R. Presidential Library and Museum for a special talk on Japanese-American Internment in the United States. This talk is free and open to absolutely anyone who is interested. No registration is required.

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Roosevelt, which sent 120,000 Japanese-American citizens to Internment Camps in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Urbin will be discussing the history of this event and the months and years that followed using dramatic photographs and stories of both the people who made the hard decision to inter American citizens, and the people whose lives were profoundly affected by this action.

This event is presented in support of the photo exhibit, Images of Internment: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II, which opened on Sunday, February 19th at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. A smaller version of the photo exhibit is being shown at the Pine Plains Free Library between March 24th and April 7th, and can be viewed whenever the library is open.

The Pine Plains Free Library is located at 7775 South Main in the Town of Pine Plains.