• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Public Law 109-441

Japanese American Confinement Sites Preservation
Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant program (Public Law 109-441, 16 USC 461) for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. Confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. more...

Did You Know?

Window sign in Oakland, California. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

Two thirds of the Japanese Americans interned at Manzanar were American citizens. Most others would have become citizens if it were legally possible.