Monday, January 25, 2016
I went to the city tonight to attend a lecture at the Japan Society by George Takei. My friend Stan and his wife had two tickets, but Ann couldn't make it, so Stan invited me. George is presently on Broadway in a musical called "Allegiance" which is based on his own story of he and his family being sent to a U.S. Japanese-American internment camp, when he was five years old. They were in the camp for three and one-half years! His story was very moving because of all the details he shared with the audience. The first thing he experienced was when two soldiers with rifles banged on the door of their house and escorted the whole family away before dawn. As an activist, his mission is to promote seeing that this story is told in history classes everywhere. Education is the only thing that will keep this from happening again.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:30 PM