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Prior to World War II, Chicago counted roughly 400 persons of Japanese ancestry among its citizenry. By 1945, some 20,000 had resettled in the city from incarceration camps. Despite admonitions by the government for members of the community not to congregate together, two Japanese enclaves arose during this period: one at 43rd & Ellis on the South Side, and the other around Clark & Division on the North Side. This seminar will examine the development of these two communities—from formation to disappearance—through maps, directories, and personal histories.
One session. E – $50, R – $55
Erik Matsunaga’s investigations into the history of Chicago’s Japanese American community have been featured by the Japanese American National Museum and Alphawood Gallery and on WBEZ Radio. A husband and father, he works in machine manufacturing and, as @windycitynikkei, curates “Bite–sized Glimpses of Japanese American Chicago” on Instagram.
There are no required materials for this seminar.
There is no reading assignment for this seminar.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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