Chico State opens new exhibit

A new exhibit has opened up at Chico State showing the history of Japanese internment camps in America.

Posted: Jan. 31, 2018 1:06 PM

A new exhibit has opened up at Chico State showing the history of Japanese internment camps in America.

It's called Imprisoned at Home at the Valene l. Smith Museum of Anthropology.

About 120-thousand Japanese-Americans living in the country after the bombing of Pearl Harbor who were then forced to live in what were known as war relocation centers.

Stan Umeda was seven years old when he was forced into an internment camp, and was on hand for the exhibit's opening reception:
He said, "But in essence, 9/11 happened. Holy cow this is happening to somebody else, we can't let this happen again. So we got more active again because it really is something that unless you are vigilant, things will happen again, it really is frightening at times.”

The exhibit runs through august the Valene Smith Museum of Anthropology is located in the Meriam Library Complex on campus.

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