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The 21st Century Museum: Significant artifacts selected by Japanese American National Museum Volunteers

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May Porter - Camp Model

May Porter is a Saturday Origami Activity Volunteer at the museum. May chose the Manzanar camp model in Common Ground. During WWII, American citizens were incarcerated in this camp. May stresses that it was a terrible mistake and should never happen again in the future.

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The 21st Century Museum: May Porter - Manzanar Camp Model
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In the summer of 2010, Japanese American National Museum volunteers created 30-second digital video shorts sharing their personal stories related to artifacts from the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community. ... More »


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