Join historian Linda Gordon as she engages an intimate discussion about the photographs included in her book co-edited with Gary Okihiro Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment. The volume of photographs delves into the power of images and the perceived need to control them by the U.S. Government during World War II. Most of the 104 images in the book, photographed on commission by the American War Relocation Authority in 1942 by Dorothea Lange, have never been published before and were censored by the U.S. Army. This harrowing photographic narrative underlines the need for public access to prevent government actions that infringe on citizens’ rights during times of war, and the tactics of silence and cover-up that are too often practiced.
Co-sponsored by: Co-sponsored by Japanese American National Museum. Beer provided by Carlsberg.