Civil Rights and Japanese American Incarceration
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Civil rights are the freedoms and rights that a person has as a member of a given state or country. In the United States, these rights include freedom of speech, of the press, and of religion; the right to own property; and the right to receive fair and equal treatment from government, other persons, and private groups. This curriculum allows students to consider ongoing civil rights issues in the context of Japanese American history, from the immigration years to the redress movement.

For Teachers
For Teachers Six multipart lessons incorporating primary sources encourage students to use critical thinking skills as they analyze the decision to incarcerate Japanese Americans. More...
Historical Overview
Historical Overview Five readings with multimedia components -- interview clips and historical photos -- provide historical context for the World War II incarceration and aftermath. More...

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