Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Day of Remembrance program to recognize the beginning of Japanese American internment during World War II Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Henry A. Wallace Center FDR Presidential Library and Home 4079 Albany Post Road | Hyde Park, NY 12538
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present a Day of Remembrance program to recognize the beginning of Japanese American internment during World War II on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. To honor the Day of Remembrance, Theodore Roosevelt great-great grandson Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt and playwright Catherine Ladnier will present a legal and personal journey of the Japanese American experience during World War II. The program will take place in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. This event is free and open to the general public.
The Day of Remembrance (February 19) marks the occasion of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942. Executive Order 9066 led to the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans.
Catherine Ladnier’s journey with Americans of Japanese ancestry is also a personal journey. A graduate of Mills College, Ladnier will chronicle the experience of her Mills sisters as they make the most of their new lives in the camps through a dramatic performance. Through their letters to the beloved President of the College, the Japanese American students affirmed their faith in the future. Catherine is a playwright who uses original letters to tell the story of the Greatest Generation.
Please contact Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745 or email with questions about the program.