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The Hood River Incident: Gaining Understanding Through Analyzing Primary Source Documents (2023)
This lesson pivots around a single moment during WWII. In November of 1944, American Legion Post 22 in Hood River, Oregon voted to remove the names of 16 Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) soldiers from the public Honor Roll billboard listing all the service members from Hood River County. In this lesson, students will analyze letters, newspaper articles, and other documents to create and share a timeline of events surrounding the incident. The development of this lesson was made possible through the generous support of the Portland JACL and Oregon Nisei Veterans.
Themes covered: Racism & Reconciliation
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