Manzanar Free Press
16 in HIGH x 11 in WIDE
(40.64 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
Museum Purchase

A: Front page of newspaper B-E: Inside pages of newspaper Newspaper. Description: Manzanar Free Press, Pictorial edition, Sept. 10, 1943, 20 pp. From the History Information Station: Object: Newspaper. Manzanar Free Press. September 10, 1943. History: The basic freedoms of religion, speech, the press, assemblage, and the right to vote were denied to Japanese Americans in detention camps. Most Japanese American newspapers were closed down by the government shortly after the outbreak of war. Once in the detention camps, the inmates were allowed to publish newspapers but only under a strict policy of censorship. Camp administrators exercised absolute power to censor anything not in conformity with government views. Articles, letters, photographs, diaries, school essays--anything put down on paper--came under the purview of censors. Manzanar, California was one of ten permanent detention camps where 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were interned during World War II. 11,062 Japanese Americans from Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, San Joaquin County, and Bainbridge Island in Washington were interned in Manazar. Museum Purchase
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