Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties

Posted on June 29, 2017

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June 29 - 19, 2017
All Day

Alphawood Gallery
2401 N Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614

Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties

In collaboration with the Japanese American Service Committee, the Alphawood Gallery is hosting an exhibition chronicling the US government’s forcible detention of Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II. The exhibition, which runs until November 19, features the works of several photographers, and coincides with the 75th anniversary of the executive order which implemented the detention policy. Together with memoirs by victims of the internment, the photography depicts a dark chapter in American history, and serves as a warning of how fear of marginal groups can lead to the dangerous erosion of civil liberties. 

The Alphawood Gallery is open from 11am to 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 11am to 6pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. For more information on the exhibit and the Alphawood Gallery, visit their site here.