Project Aims To Name All Japanese Americans Incarcerated During Word War II

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Gila River
More than 13,000 people of Japanese descent were incarcerated at Gila River. (Courtesy of Densho) (Densho)

Ambitious Project Looks To Honor Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II

During the first months of World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066.  It authorized the U.S. government to relocate and incarcerate more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry.  Now more than seven decades later, a group led by a USC professor has taken on the challenge of creating a list of every single person forced into camps and jails.
Reporter: Josie Huang, KPCC 

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