By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly
Each year, certain people are recognized for the extraordinary things that they have accomplished in the Asian American communities. Here are 10 of those people from 2012.
2. The Japanese National Museum celebrated the official launch of its Remembrance Project, a communal website commemorating the Japanese American experience during WWII last February. The launch came 70 years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, stripping thousands of Japanese Americans of their civil liberties. According to the museum’s website, the project features stories about those affected by the events surrounding the Japanese American World War II experience. Through written tributes submitted by individuals, families, and friends, this evolving three-year project will allow the museum to present these first-person stories to younger and more diverse audiences and will continue to make these stories accessible to future generations.
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