WY We Serve
WY We Serve
Jul 14, 2021
28 - Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation: Japanese American Mass Incarceration in WWII
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This week we are joined by Shirley Ann Higuchi, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and author of Setsuko's Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration. Heart Mountain is the site of one of ten concentration camps across the United States that held over 120,000 American citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. Shirley takes us through the history of the forced removal of Japanese Americans in WWII as well as her own family's story of incarceration at Heart Mountain. She also tells us about the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation's educational efforts and their work to make sure that history is brought to light.

Learn more at the Heart Mountain website: https://www.heartmountain.org/

Donate to the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation for WyoGives: https://www.wyogives.org/organizations/heart-mountain-wyoming-foundation 

Follow the Heart Mountain Foundation on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeartMountainWY?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Follow the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heartmountainwy/

Be sure to tune in for the Virtual Heart Mountain Pilgrimage July 23rd - July 24th: https://www.heartmountain.org/visit/events/pilgrimage/

And check out Setsuko's Secret on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Setsukos-Secret-Mountain-Japanese-Incarceration/dp/0299327809

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Theme Music: "Dirt Rhodes" by Kevin MacLeod

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