Free Events, Museum Exhibits and Events

Faces Like the Enemy

When: Sun., May 1, 1 p.m. 2016

There's been a great deal of talk lately about kicking "foreigners" out of the country and or at least starting a massive registration program to track their movements. Want to know how that will turn out? Look to America's not-that-distant past, when Japanese-Americans were rounded up and stuck in internment camps (or "prisons," if you like honesty) after being divested of their property and goods. Anti-Japanese sentiment was at an all-time high during World War II, and it resulted in one of the most shameful incidents in American history. Today at 1 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or www.mohistory.org), Dr. Chikako Usui of the Japan America Society St. Louis welcomes Dr. Linda Lindsey for Faces Like the Enemy, a presentation on the internment program. How did fear win out over the Constitution? Lindsey explains how it was allowed to happen, and you can hear about life inside the camps from some of the people who were locked up. Admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission