Free Community Talk - Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion
Longview Public Library, Cowlitz County Historical Museum, and Humanities Washington
invite the community to an engaging conversation with Clarence Moriwaki, a member of the
Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Mr. Moriwaki shares the story of Bainbridge
Island—the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion—to provide a human, historical
account of this national tragedy, and to ask the question: Are there parallels to what’s
happening in America now? Moriwaki uses historical images, including historical and current
propaganda, to explore the fear, racism, and failure of political leadership that led to these
unconstitutional actions during World War II, and why we must not let it happen again.
The Cowlitz County Historical Museum will have local historical artifacts available to view
before and after the presentation. Featured is a donated 1942 inventory ledger of confiscated
property of Cowlitz County citizens of Japanese ancestry.
Join us February 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Longview Library Magazine Room to
hear Clarence Moriwaki, Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American
Exclusion. This event is free, no registration required