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Densho

Seattle, WA | http://www.densho.org
Joined in July 2011

About Us

Densho is a Japanese term meaning "to pass on to the next generation," or to leave a legacy. The legacy we offer is an American story of how fear and hate forced the U.S.government to incarcerate 120,000 innocent people because of their ancestry.

The mission of Densho is to preserve and share the history of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans to promote equity and justice today.

Densho's public website offers irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical materials and educational resources to explore principles of democracy, and promote equal justice for all. Linking the past to the present, Densho creates awareness of the fear of others and scapegoating and works to solve these and related problems. Moreover, its online historical content will become more important as online learning increases and many museums begin disappearing because of diminishing visitors.

The lessons learned from the World War II mass removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans are needed today more than ever. We seek to amplify these lessons of what can happen in our country in an environment of fear, racism, and failure of political leadership.

Densho is a Japanese term meaning "to pass on to the next generation," or to leave a legacy. The legacy we offer is an American story of how fear and hate forced the U.S.government to incarcerate 120,000 innocent people because of their ancestry.

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Issue Areas Include

  • Education
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

  • 1416 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98144, United States

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