Friday 15th December 2017,

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Manzanar Committee: Former Japanese Am Detention Center Named Historical Monument

posted by Randall
Tuna Canyon

Encyclopedia,Densho.org

As expected, the Los Angeles City Council has passed a measure designating one acre of Tuna Canyon a historical cultural monument, reports the Manzanar Committee.

“The Tuna Canyon Detention Station is an important piece of our history in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and a reminder of some of our darkest times as a community, nation and world,” said Councilmember Richard Alarcon. “Declaring the Tuna Canyon Detention Station as a Historic Cultural Monument allows us to protect this important piece of our history, and give us the opportunity to continue to learn from our past mistakes and preserve this lesson for generations to come.”

An article by Gann Matsuda recalls that during World War II, Tuna Canyon was used as an incarceration camp for members of the Japanese, Italian and German American communities.

You can read more about plans for the site from the Manzanar Committee.

 

 

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