From Prisoner to President in One Generation
“My mother made it very clear: The Japanese Americans hadn’t done anything wrong. And history shows that there was no evidence of sabotage, no evidence of disloyal acts, no trial, no opportunity for legal defense, no opportunity for appeal. My family was very, very vocal about what happened, and it was sort of a family mission to educate people so this would never happen again.” President Mitsui, 2017 Day of Remembrance
Join us for the premiere of From Prisoner to President in One Generation, an interview between President Mark Mitsui and his mother, Tami. In the interview, they reflect on Executive Order 9066 and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Issued on February 19, 1942, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9066 sent more than 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II. Tune in for a conversation between President Mitsui and his mother, who experienced this fear and hatred firsthand as a prisoner in one of these camps.