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Teaching Untold Stories During Asian Pacific
American Heritage Month
By Mo� Yonamine, high school teacher, Portland, Ore.
|Art Shibayama holds a portrait of his family, interned by the U.S. government. (c) Tyler Sipe, PRI's The World.|Most U.S. history textbooks now acknowledge that beginning in 1942, the U.S. government rounded up more than 110,000 people of Japanese descent---- even those who were U.S. citizens---- and sent them to internment camps. What the textbooks fail to include is that the United States demanded that Latin American governments do the same thing, and turn over their own internees to U.S. authorities. These internees went on to become refugees with no country to call home. Read more.
Teaching Untold Stories During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is the newest article in the Zinn Education Project's monthly column called If We Knew Our History.
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