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DEPARTURES is an online documentary series mapping LA neighborhoods through interactive portraits.

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How World War II Era Internment Camps Changed Little Tokyo, Los Angeles and America

Executive Order 9066 issued by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on February 19, 1942 declared certain U.S. areas as military zones, paving the way for the incarceration of over 120,000 men, women, and children in relocation centers known as internment camps in remote parts Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado and Idaho.

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