Online resources

screenshot of websiteOur PBS Online site is your source for the primary documents that support the story in our film. You will find character biographies, a full historical narrative, and high-quality scans and text versions of documents for the resisters, the JACL, and the government, organized under the topic areas of The Story, Compliance, Resistance, and Who Writes History?

For the most comprehensive and objective introduction and overview of the camp experience, see Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project. Densho’s mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished. They offer irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all. We donated the master tapes of all our interviews to Densho, and the raw video with full transcripts can be found under — don’t laugh — the “Frank Abe Collection.”

The site created by one of our funders, the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, posted a special Educational Resources page that is no longer actively maintained but has useful information and downloadable images of camps, maps, and posters.

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The history and literature of Japanese American resistance to wartime incarceration

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