UCLA Rights Decades-Long Wrong for Japanese Americans

UCLA will be righting an historic wrong on May 15, 2010, by bestowing honorary degrees to Japanese American students who were never able to finish their education at UCLA because they were forced to leave school to be imprisoned in internment camps during World War II. According to UCLA, more than 200 UCLA students were affected by the WWII directive. While many of these former students are now deceased, some will be able to attend the ceremony. Others will receive their diplomas by mail, or their diplomas will be accepted on their behalf by family members.  Read the press release issud by UCLA, as posted on the Manazar Committee blog.

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~ by Mika Doyle on February 21, 2010.

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