Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way for the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,999 Japanese Americas. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale. Run time: 40 Minutes. View the trailer.
Prior to the film, be sure to visit the accompanying Smithsonian Museum Poster Exhibition — Righting A Wrong: Japanese Americans and WWII on display in Upper Black Hawk Corridor until February 20, 2020.
Art History Instructor, Kim Behm, will introduce the film and give a short presentation on photographer Dorothea Lange to provide context.
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