Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2002
CONTACT: Edeen Martin, 816-268-8218
Director of Public and External Programs

Truman Presidential Museum & Library Presents Program
on Internment of Japanese Americans in World War II
Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m.

Independence, Mo. - Dr. Roger Daniels will give a speech entitled "Japanese Americans, 1942: Imaginary Enemies Within" in the third presentation for Truman Museum's "The Enemy Within" series. This important series reflects on America's internal security challenges with an emphasis on the current war on terrorism.

The presentation will be May 2 in the Truman Museum Auditorium at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library in Independence, Mo. It will begin at 7 p.m. and is free with museum admission.

Dr. Daniels is the Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati and is currently teaching courses on the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era and modern America. He has led an accomplished life. He served as consultant to the Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians and was a member of the committee that helped plan the immigration museum on Ellis Island. One of the foremost authorities on Asian immigration to America, Dr. Daniels has authored more than 12 books on the subject. As a Fulbright Professor he has taught at five universities in Europe and two universities in Canada.

Following the presentation, Dr. Daniels will sign copies of his books Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II and Japanese Americans: From Relocation to Redress. Copies of the books will be available for purchase at the Library.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street in Independence, Missouri. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3 for children 6-18 years old. For more information, call the 1-800-833-1225 or the web site at www.trumanlibrary.org.

The Harry S. Truman Library is one of ten Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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