2017 / JANM: “Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066” Feb. 18 -Aug. 13

Manzanar concentration camp in California, ca. 1942. Photo by Jack Iwata. (Collection of the JANM, gift of Jack and Peggy Iwata)

Japanese American National Museum
Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066

February 18 – August 13, 2017

This exhibition commemorates the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the tragic and unlawful incarceration of 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry during World War II.

For the first three months of the exhibition, original documents from the National Archives never before displayed in the Western United States will be the centerpiece of the exhibition.

For more information about the Instructions to All Persons exhibition and related public programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all

Instructions to All Persons is funded by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

Civilian Exclusion Order issued by the U.S. Army in 1942.