Double Victory: Minorities and Women During World War II
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Sign in Japanese American storefront in Oakland, California



This store in Oakland, California, was closed following orders that all Japanese Americans evacuate to internment camps during World War II. The owner, a University of California graduate of Japanese descent, placed the "I am an American" sign on the storefront the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941.

[National Archives]

 

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