Title In Search of Justice: Liberal Protestant Activism and Japanese American Civil Rights, 1900-1950
Lecturer Sarah Griffith(Associate Profesor, Queens University of Charlotte)
Date  October 18 (Fri.) 17:20- 19:00
Venue  6-201, 2F, Building 6, Yotsuya Campus, Sophia University
Language English
Admission Free / no reservation required
From the early 1900s through World War II Japanese immigrants faced discrimination in the United States.  Land laws and Supreme Court cases prevented members of the first generation from owning land or becoming citizens.  Japanese American youth born in the United States were frequently denied access to the same opportunities as white Americans.  In the 1940s more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes without trial and placed in internment camps in the name of “national security.”   In her presentation, Associate Professor of History and Fulbright Scholar Sarah Griffith will explore the efforts of American liberal Protestants who worked to combat the injustices Japanese Americans faced across the first half of the twentieth century and consider the impact their activism had on the broader history of American civil rights movements.