At the time of Pearl Harbor, during December 1941, around 700 Japanese Americans were enrolled at the University of California, and at least thirty were at Stanford University.[1] Within weeks, Japanese American faculty and students at the University of California, Berkeley, and nearby Stanford received shocking news: they had mere days to “evacuate,” from campus to concentration camps for their protection, as Roosevelt’s administration euphemistically put it.

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Rhae Lynn Barnes
Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor in History at Princeton University, specializing in American cultural history and digital humanities. She was a Stanford Humanities Fellow and Digital Fellow for the 2020-2021 academic year.