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JANM: Exhibition on a Hapa Japanese American History Set to Open

HapaThe history of mixed race mixed roots Japanese Americans is set to be told at the Japanese American National Museum. The exhibition titled Visible & Invisible, A Hapa Japanese American History is a joint project of the museum in Los Angeles and the USC Hapa Japanese Database Project.

Visible and Invisible opens April 7 and runs through August 25th with photos, historical artifacts, multimedia images, and interactive components. The exhibition will be preceeded by the Hapa Japan Festival April 2 through April 6 with a free opening party planned for the 6th.

It is predicted by the next census count, a majority of Japanese Americans will be of mixed race heritage. Visible and Invisible will look back at the racial segregation and anti-miscegenation laws that criminalized interracial marriages. The exhibition will also explore issues of Hapa identity. More information can be found on the website of the Japanese American National Museum.




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