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Early in 1942, two months before Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga was scheduled to graduate from high school in Los Angeles, her principal assembled the school’s 15 Japanese American seniors for a meeting.
Herzig Yoshinaga was an honors student, with plans to study music and art in college, but President Franklin D. Roosevelt had just signed Executive Order 9066. Nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans were being forced into internment camps.
“You all don’t deserve to get your high school diplomas because your people
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