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“CONNECTING THE PIECES” Exhibit and Presentation Examines Japanese American Internment

If you were forced to leave home with no guarantee of ever returning, and were permitted only what you could carry, what would you take? An exhibit at the Dayton Metro Library encourages viewers to consider this question in the context of American history. “Connecting the Pieces” explores the forced internment of Japanese Americans at Amache, Colorado, during World War II. The exhibit is on display on the Main Library’s 2nd Floor, 215 E. Third Street, March 11 - April 7.

Arranged by the Dayton Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the exhibit is on loan from the University of Denver Amache Project and History Colorado, Office of the State Archaeologist.

On Saturday, April 6, at 3:00 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room, Amache Project Director Bonnie Clark gives a presentation titled "Can Culture and Humanity Prevail Over Prejudice and Injustice?" A professional archaeologist since 1990, Dr. Clark's work has focused on using the tangible past -- artifacts, architecture, settlement patterns -- to tell a more inclusive history of western North America. Her Library presentation culminates three weeks of events sponsored by the Japanese American Civic League, Dayton Chapter.

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