Urban League of Greater Madison: Mass imprisonment in America

MASS IMPRISONMENT IN AMERICA
A Presentation by Sam Mihara
Prisoner at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center 1942-1945

Tuesday, July 11
Fountain of Life Covenant Church
633 W. Badger Road
2pm – 4 pm

Sam will be introduced by Douglas Nelson, Urban League Board Member and Race to Equity Advisor. Douglas is also author of “Heart Mountain: The History of an American Concentration Camp”

Sam’s presentation will cover:

  • His own experiences at Heart Mountain
  • Why only Japanese Americans were imprisoned
  • Typical daily conditions in camps around the country
  • The release from camp & conditions upon returning home
  • Today’s prison camps for Central American refugees
  • Relationship to potential registration of Muslim Americans
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