Resources to assist in your own research for your family’s history
This is where I’ve found my father and grandparents’ records on their imprisonment and location. Simply type in the name of your family members (remember to check maiden names and Japanese first names) and likely you will find their official WRA record.
Order official copies of internment case files, deportation documents and reparation files.
An ever-growing trove of photos, videos and encyclopedic information on the camps.
Beautifully-written books by novelists, scholars and historians on systemic racism in America
A novel recounting one family’s experience in the incarceration. Sad and beautiful, the title tells you a lot.
A time traveling novel that weaves between a Black woman’s modern day and the Antebellum south.
This book is kind of an art piece within itself. She writes about what it means to be mixed race – Mexican and European and Indian – living on the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
A timely deep-dive into the prison industrial complex and how it operates to keep Black and brown peoples’ freedoms limited.
A theoretical crash course in how “Eastern” cultures and people became fetishized and “othered” through a European lens.