Japanese-American activists and community leaders rededicated a monument at the Walerga Assembly Center at Walerga Park in August 2015 in Sacramento. More than 4,700 Sacramento and San Joaquin County Japanese Americans were imprisoned at the center for months before being sent to the Tule Lake War Relocation Center and other internment camps.
Japanese-American activists and community leaders rededicated a monument at the Walerga Assembly Center at Walerga Park in August 2015 in Sacramento. More than 4,700 Sacramento and San Joaquin County Japanese Americans were imprisoned at the center for months before being sent to the Tule Lake War Relocation Center and other internment camps. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Japanese-American activists and community leaders rededicated a monument at the Walerga Assembly Center at Walerga Park in August 2015 in Sacramento. More than 4,700 Sacramento and San Joaquin County Japanese Americans were imprisoned at the center for months before being sent to the Tule Lake War Relocation Center and other internment camps. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
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