Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series
Deeply Honored: Two Heroes of the 442nd
Please join Fred Hagstrom, Emeritus Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, Carleton College, for an ONLINE presentation about the incarceration of people of Japanese descent during World War II, as part of our Friends of History lecture series. The talk is based on two artist’s books: “Deeply Honored” and “Returning Home”, and covers the student relocation project, an initiative that allowed some students of college age to leave camp for their education, as well as the loyalty of Nisei who left camp to volunteer for military service.
Fred Hagstrom has recently moved to New Mexico after a career teaching at Carleton College in Minnesota. His books and prints are held in numerous public collections, including the Library of Congress. He has spoken on the topic of the World War II incarceration at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, near Seattle.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Fred Hagstrom from his book, deeply honored. St. Paul, Minnesota: Strong Silent Type Press, 2010.