Production Credits

Project Team:

Vicky Murakami-Tsuda, Communications Production Manager
Allyson Nakamoto, Director of Education
Leslie Unger, Director of Marketing and Communications
Lynn Yamasaki, School Programs Developer

Emily Anderson, Leo Dominguez, John Esaki, Thomas Gallatin, Kelly Gates, Jamie Henricks, Sergio Holguin, Sojin Kim, Evan Kodani, Monica Koyama, Sylvia Lopez, Richard Murakami, Gary Ono, Lily Anne Yumi Welty Tamai, Maggie Wetherbee

Key Advisors:

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is grateful to have had significant input on this project from two widely respected scholars:

Art Hansen is professor emeritus of History and Asian American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, where he retired in 2008 as director of the Center for Oral and Public History. From 2001 to 2005, Hansen served as JANM’s senior historian. He continues to consult for and advise the museum on an array of projects.

Lloyd Inui is professor emeritus in the department of Asian and Asian American Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He has acted as an advisor to JANM since 1996, consulting on numerous projects that include Exploring America’s Concentration Camps; JANM’s on-going exhibition, Common Ground: The Heart of Community; the Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”? educational initiative; and JANM’s four national conferences.

We would also like to thank the educators who provided invaluable feedback during the making of this site:

Janet Barker, Parras Middle School
Marcia Castor, 42nd Street School
Nora Comelli, Boyle Heights High School
Jessica Hooper, Parras Middle School
Olivia Macaulay, Glendale High School
Leigh Ann Orr, Boyle Heights High School
Jennifer Pineda, 42nd Street School
Jeff Share, UCLA Teacher Education Program
Kitaro Webb, Santa Monica High School
Merri Weir, Academy of Medical Arts at Carson High School
Nancy Witt, Glendale Unified School District
Staci Yamanishi, The Accelerated School

Website Credits:

Thank you for the creativity and attention to detail in the making of this site:

Stacey Allan, Copy Editor
Jenn Brigham, Web Designer, Web Developer

Special thanks to Gábor Berkesi and Wheelizate

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