Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Interned Japanese-Americans embraced Scouting

KRT Wire | 01/10/2005 | Interned Japanese-Americans embraced Scouting
An old flag stored for decades in a suitcase under someone's bed. A stash of books, their spines barely creased, rescued from a classroom at a San Francisco Buddhist church. Combined, these items tell the story of a little known part of American history: how Japanese-Americans segregated in internment camps during World War II embraced Boy Scouting, a most American tradition, at a time when the United States restricted their freedom.

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