DATE AND TIME
Mar 8, 2023 | 12:00 pm -
Mar 8, 2023 | 1:00 pm
Join Commonpoint Queens and the National Museum of the U.S. Army for 4 amazing virtual history classes in partnership with the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration. All classes are free and registration is limited – click here to register.
Fighting for Freedom: Nisei Soldiers and World War II – Second generation Japanese Americans, known as Nisei, demanded the right to join the armed forces during World War II. On February 9, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the relocation of Japanese Americans living on the west coast. Further, the government classified males of Japanese ancestry as enemy aliens. This classification disqualified them from military service. Despite the odds, thousands of Nisei Soldiers bravely served in World War II. Participants will explore the commitment, challenges, and sacrifices of the Nisei Soldiers.
Defining “American”: Native American Soldiers in World War I and the Path to Citizenship – Thursday, February 16
The Accomplishment of the ENIAC and the Women Computing Pioneers – Thursday, February 23
Making A Way Out of No Way: African American Soldiers in World War II – Thursday, March 2
Fighting for Freedom: Nisei Soldiers and World War II – Wednesday, March 8
For more information, please contact Sivan Ben-Aderet at [email protected] or 718-423-6111.