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Meeting to discuss military recruitment, Central Utah Relocation Center, Topaz, Utah, 1942-1944

Miné Okubo1942-1944

Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A man in a cross-patterned suit adresses a large crowd from a stage and wipes tears from his face with a handkerchief. The meeting is held in part, to discuss the troubling dichotomy between the government's willingness to accept Japanese American volunteers for military combat, while simultaneously questioning their loyalty. People in the audience weep . A woman, Mine Okubo is seated in the right foreground holding her nose.

Details

  • Title: Meeting to discuss military recruitment, Central Utah Relocation Center, Topaz, Utah, 1942-1944
  • Creator: Mine Okubo
  • Creator Lifespan: 1912-2001
  • Date Created: 1942-1944
  • Location Created: Topaz (Central Utah)
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 10 in, W: 14.5 in
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Japanese American National Museum. For licensing and reuse, contact JANM.
  • External Link: Mine Okubo Collection
  • Medium: ink, paper
  • Credit Line: Japanese American National Museum (Gift of Mine Okubo Estate, 2007.62.174)
  • Context: This is one of 198 ink drawings Mine Okubo included in Citizen 13660, her graphic memoir, which was the first of its kind and captured her experience at Tanforan and Topaz, during the two years in which she was incarcerated.

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