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A historical photo shows the Portland Pacific International Livestock Expo Building in north Portland serving as a Japanese Assembly Center in 1942, the precursor to Japanese-Americans on the West Coast being incarcerated in what the federal government would call internment camps.

A historical photo shows the Portland Pacific International Livestock Expo Building in north Portland serving as a Japanese Assembly Center in 1942, the precursor to Japanese-Americans on the West Coast being incarcerated in what the federal government would call internment camps.

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Born of Fear 75 Years Ago

‘Day of Remembrance’ to Affirm Inclusion

Portland Community College will acknowledge a painful moment in history to reaffirm the college’s tenets of inclusion and opportunity for all during a community event to mark the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, a presidential decree that sent more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II.