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WWII Internment and the Japanese-American Students of Grossmont High School – Ongoing: May-September
May 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - September 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm PDTFree
Running May-Sept 2016
2nd & 4th Saturday 1-4pm
LMHC has partnered with Donald Ginn, GHS history teacher and his talented Grossmont High AP History students in displaying their research projects to discover the stories of those local students and families affected by Executive Order 9066 and the internment of the United States Japanese-American citizens.
Come learn about Grossmont High’s Japanese-American students and families affected by the jingoistic frenzy caused by the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II. The exhibit features photographs, records and reminiscences of individual Grossmont students, friends and their families in response to one of the most controversial and challenging events, and periods in U.S. history.
The budding GHS student/historians searched out the stories of those former Grossmont students who had previously served as school officers, club members, athletes and academic standouts prior to their and their families’ internment.