Teaching Untold Stories During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Most U.S. history textbooks now acknowledge that beginning in 1942, the U.S. government rounded up more than 110,000 people of Japanese descent—even those who were U.S. citizens—and sent them to internment camps. What the textbooks fail to include is that the United States encouraged Latin American governments do the same thing, and turn over their own internees to U.S. authorities. These internees went on to become refugees with no country to call home. Learn how Moé Yonamine “teaches outside the textbook” about this hidden history.