The Museum of Work & Culture is excited to present Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II, a poster exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibit will open on Thursday, January 13, 2022, and will remain in the changing gallery through March. The Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II poster exhibition traces the story of Japanese national and Japanese American incarceration during World War II and the people who survived it. Some 40 years later, members of the Japanese American community led the nation to confront the wrong it had done—and urged Congress to make it right.
Based on an original exhibition at the National Museum of American History, the Righting a Wrong poster exhibition centers around eight core questions that encourage viewers to engage in a dialogue about how this happened and could it happen again. Embracing themes that are as relevant today as they were 75 years ago, the poster exhibition brings forth themes of identity, immigration, prejudice, civil rights, courage, and what it means to be an American.
Complimenting the Smithsonian poster exhibit, the Museum will also offer a short documentary, musical reflections, informational videos, explanatory texts, illustrative graphic novel panels, a digital exhibit, visual art, and a book nook where visitors can learn about Japanese American experiences during this time period through classic children’s books.
Museum Hours: 9:30am-4pm Tuesday-Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturday