Monday, July 22, 2024
Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.


Date: Friday, August 16, 2024
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Fees/RSVP: $20 per person, $15 for DCHS, MNHS & Friends of Sibley Site members
Location: Sibley Historic Site - Please note that Sibley Site programs are in the DuPuis House at the top of the hill!

Join the Dakota County Historical Society and the Sibley Historic Site for August's Mendota After Hours: "Life in an American Concentration Camp: The Japanese American Experience During WWII" 

Hear a first-hand account of the Japanese-Americans who were interned in concentration camps in the United States during WWII. U.S. government policies imprisoned 125,000 people of Japanese ancestry solely based on race. As a child, Sally Sudo was imprisoned for 3-1/2 years, after President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, at the Puyallup Assembly Center in Washington state and then on to the Minidoka concentration camp in Idaho. In August 1945, her family relocated to Minneapolis, MN, where her brother was stationed at Fort Snelling in the Military Intelligence Service Language School.

Since retiring from teaching in the Minneapolis Public Schools, Sally Sudo has devoted her life to educating the public about injustices suffered by Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII, so history will not repeat itself.

Space is limited, so please register below. This is being offered as an in-person event, drinks and light refreshments will be served.

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