How can we learn from the Past? How will you shape the future?
These complex and powerful questions are at the heart of the Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II poster exhibition and the accompanying educators’ guide. Through the lens of these and additional exploratory questions, students will examine the history of Japanese American incarceration during World War II, analyzing the choices made by those within and outside of the incarceration camps and the lessons we can apply to our actions and policies today.
Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II was developed by the National Museum of American History and adapted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The traveling exhibition and poster exhibition are supported by a grant from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the Terasaki Family Foundation, and C. L. Ehn & Ginger Lew.