Sunday, February 19, 2012

Never Forget. Never Again.

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, calling for the internment of all Japanese-Americans in the United States. This is a little known, and even less talked about, period of our history. It was not only a shameful period of time, but the sweeping it under the rug makes it even more so. 

Today, on the 70th anniversary of the signing of the order, actor and activist George Takei has a special announcement:

70 years ago today, the President signed a decree that sent me and my family to a prison camp. Hear my story, and learn how you can help fulfill our pledge: Never Forget. Never Again.
As a child, George lived in two different internment camps in the United States. Please click the link, watch the video, and help spread the word. 

No comments:

Post a Comment