Righting a Wrong

Posted by Mary Hendra on January 13, 2020

We are excited to partner with the Smithsonian Institution and the Japanese American National Museum to offer 100 Southern California educators a free 8-poster set based on the Smithsonian's exhibition, Righting a Wrong, tracing the story of Japanese national and Japanese American incarceration during World War II.

IMG_0386The Righting a Wrong poster exhibition centers around eight core questions that encourage viewers to engage in a dialogue bridging the historical and contemporary. 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.

If you are in the Southern California area, celebrate Fred Korematsu day by learning or sharing this history.


We invite you to come to a free, open house in downtown Los Angeles at either the Facing History LA office (FHLA) or the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) from 4:00 to 5:30 PM to receive your free poster set and learn more about the history and resources available to teach this critical moment. While these are not workshops, we will create an opportunity for teachers to talk with each other and with Museum and Facing History staff about how they are thinking of using the materials, companion pieces which may be helpful, and challenges and opportunities in teaching about these issues. 

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 at JANM
  • Monday, January 27, 2020 at FHLA
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at FHLA
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 (Fred Korematsu Day) at JANM


The Facing History LA office is located at 350 Bixel Street, and validated parking is available at our building. The Japanese American National Museum is located at 100 N. Central Ave. Unfortunately, validated parking is NOT available for the museum, however the museum offers free entry from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday evenings.

RSVP today to claim your poster set and identify which date you will attend.  Only 100 poster sets are available. Materials will be provided on a first come, first served basis depending on RSVPs (when you RSVP, your materials are reserved for you, no matter which date you will come to the open house).


Topics: Los Angeles, Japanese American Incarceration

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