Japanese-American Student Success at the Missouri School of Mines in World War II

1:00 pm

After the signing of Executive Order 9066, authorizing the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland, Japanese-American college students were at a loss. The National Japanese American Student Relocation Council managed to move over 4000 students from the internment camps back into colleges in the midwest and along the east coast. Eleven of those students came to the Missouri School of Mines. Join us for a presentation by Dr. Larry Gragg, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of History at Missouri University of Science & Technology, on those students and their success at MSM. Online and free, registration required.

This talk is a collaboration between SHSMO-Rolla Research Center and the Missouri S&T Archives and accompanies the Smithsonian traveling poster exhibit, Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II on display in S&T’s Curtis Laws Wilson Library from October 15 to November 13, 2020.