2008 National Conference » Events

Correcting the Past: The Memory of Historical Injury and the Hope for Remedy

Patricia Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West, University of Colorado Boulder

Topic: General Activity
Date: Friday, July 4, 2008
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol 2 & 3, 4th Floor

Executive Order 9066, which authorized the relocation and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, did a lasting injustice to all American citizens, whatever their ethnicity. Patricia Limerick, Ph.D., faculty director and chair of the board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, argues that memories of the camps offer guidance and perspective on a universal dilemma in human nature. She’ll explore that dilemma by matching the episode to case studies taken from the history of Australia and South Africa.

This lecture is presented by the Colorado History Museum as part of the First Friday series.

JANM_EnduringCommunities_20080704-correcting-the-past.mp3 (12.3 MB)