Date & time: Thursday, April 25 @ 6pm
Location: Densho (1416 S Jackson St, Seattle 98144)

Through stories of remarkable people in Japanese American history, The Unknown Great: Stories of Japanese Americans at the Margins of History illuminates the diversity of the Nikkei experience from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day. Acclaimed historian and journalist Greg Robinson delves into a range of themes from race and interracial relationships to sexuality, faith, and national identity. Along with his collaborator Jonathan van Harmelen, Robinson examines the longstanding interactions between African Americans and Japanese Americans, the history of LGBTQ+ Japanese Americans, mixed-race performers and political figures, and much more. Robinson and van Harmelen will be joined in conversation with Nina Wallace, Densho Media and Outreach Manager, as they shine a spotlight on lesser-known stories and unheralded figures from Japanese American history.

This event will be held in person at Densho and is free to attend, but registration is required as there will be limited seating. Co-sponsored by UW Press.

Support for this event was provided by 4Culture.

Purchase The Unknown Great here!

Presenter bios:


Greg Robinson is professor of history at l’Université du Québec à Montréal and author of several books, including The Unsung Great: Stories of Extraordinary Japanese Americans and After Camp: Portraits in Midcentury Japanese American Life.

Jonathan van Harmelen is a PhD candidate in history at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a columnist for Discover Nikkei, and his work has appeared in the Rafu Shimpo, North American Post, and International Examiner. He is a co-contributor to The Unsung Great.

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This event will be held in person at Densho and is free to attend, but registration is required as there will be limited seating.

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