Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Japanese American National Museum presented a landmark partnership project entitled Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas at a four-day event held from September 23-26, 2004.
The event included the openings of five traveling exhibitions organized by the National Museum, three new exhibitions developed by UALR, and a one-day conference "Camp Connections: A Conversation about Civil Rights and Social Justice in Arkansas."
The conference provided a unique forum to explore the greater issues of civil rights through the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II. The weekend concluded with a day trip to the Jerome and Rohwer campsites on September 26. Major funding was provided by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.
For more information about the educational materials developed for this project, please visit: http://www.ualr.edu/lifeinterrupted/curriculum/index.asp.
Arts and Crafts form the Camps: The Arkansas Camp Experience - September 23 – November 22, 2004, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Fine Arts Building, Gallery II
Lasting Beauty: Miss Jamison and the Student Muralists - September 23 – October 15, 2004, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Fine Arts Building, Gallery I
Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience - September 23 – November 21, 2004, Cox Creative Arts Center of the Central Arkansas Library System
Undaunted Courage, Proven Loyalty: Japanese American Soldiers in World War II - September 24, 2004 – Fall 2005, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
Beyond the Call of Duty: Honoring the 24 Japanese American Medal of Honor Recipients - September 24, 2004 – April 1, 2005, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
Witness: Our Brothers’ Keepers - September 24, 2004 – April 1, 2005, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
Against Their Will: The Japanese American Experience In World War II Arkansas - September 24 – November 28, 2004, Statehouse Convention Center downstairs foyer
America’s Concentration Camps: Remembering the Japanese American Experience - September 24 – November 28, 2004, Statehouse Convention Center foyer of the Wally Allen Ballroom