Night at the Museum

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smithsonian dor for webOn one of the coldest nights on record in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History commemorated the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the screening of David Ono and Jeff MacIntyre’s Emmy Award-winning documentary “The Legacy of Heart Mountain,” a panel discussion, a live performance by 2014 slam poetry champion G. Yamazawa, and a display of recently acquired camp artifacts by the Smithsonian. With a packed house of close to 300 at the Warner Brothers Theatre on Feb. 19, this was an amazing turnout for the Smithsonian, and the documentary gave the East Coast audience a first-hand look at what happened in the camps. The diverse audience showed a renewed interest by all generations who want to know more about the Japanese American imprisonment story. Pictured from left: Event supporter Patti Hirahara, G. Yamazawa, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, ABC7 (Los Angeles) Eyewitness News anchor and co-Producer David Ono, and Smithsonian DOR event coordinator Noriko Sanefuji. (Photo by Richard Strauss/Smithsonian Institution)

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