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Enduring Communities: An Overview of Japanese Americans in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah

Arthur Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fullerton

Karen Leong, Director, Asian Pacific American Studies, Arizona State University
Daryl Maeda, Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
Andy Russell, History Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College
Nancy Taniguchi, Professor of History, California State University, Stanislaus
Thomas Walls, Chief of Staff, Oklahoma State Senate

Topic: Basic Introduction
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Capitol 2 & 3, 4th Floor

While the Japanese American story as it relates to Nikkei in California—and to a lesser extent, the Pacific Northwest—is comparatively well known, the historical experience of their counterparts in the Interior West remains shrouded in mystery. This is true even though nearly two-thirds of the World War II Nikkei population lived for a time in this region. This panel aims to address and partially redress this situation.

To preview this panel, articles and time lines created by the panelists are available on-line.

JANM_EnduringCommunities_20080705-ec-overview.mp3 (15.8 MB)