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Asian American and Pacific Islander Experiences in the United States

Executive Order 9066

War Relocation Authority Camps (1942-1946)

I Am An American

Photo of Japanese owned grocery with large sign, "I am an American"

Photograph shows the Wanto Co. store located at 401 - 403 Eighth and Franklin Streets in Oakland, California. The business was owned by the Matsuda family. Tatsuro Matsuda, a University of California graduate, commissioned and installed the "I am an American" sign. (Source: Library of Congress)