The 41st Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage takes place this weekend, and the theme for this year’s event is “Civil Rights: Unfinished Business.” Sponsored by the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Manzanar Committee, the pilgrimage commemorates the unjust imprisonment of 110,000 Americans of Japanese decent during World War II. Hundreds of people will drive over or hop on the bus from Little Tokyo to the site of what was once the Manzanar War Relocation Center.
Will you be one of them?
Manzanar Pilgrimage in 2009 by Gann Matsuda
The first pilgrimage started with a smaller group in 1969, or so they thought. For two ministers, Rev. Sentoku Mayeda and Rev. Shoichi Wakahiro, that year marked their 25th pilgrimage!
Please join in on the following programs … all free and open to the public!
This museum has a Manzanar permanent exhibit, including a replica of a typical apartment in the internment camp barracks and a collection of artifacts from former internees Shiro Nomura and Mary Kageyama Nomura.