Exclusion: The Presidio’s role in World War II Japanese American incarceration

During World War II, the Presidio of San Francisco – the Army’s Western Defense Command – played a pivotal role in the unjust incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, purportedly in the name of national security. 2017 marks 75 years since Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt issued Civilian Exclusion Orders from the Presidio. Visit the Presidio’s special exhibition, “Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration” to learn more. The exhibition invites visitors to investigate the choices – both personal and political – that led to this dark chapter in American history and examines the post’s little understood part in these events. Visit the exhibition at the Presidio Officers’ Club at 50 Moraga Avenue in the Presidio. Open Tuesdays – Sundays, 10am – 5pm, April 2017 until Spring 2019. For more information: http://www.presidio.gov/officers-club

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