From Coast and Camp to the Inland EmpireFrom Coast and Camp to the Inland Empire is the story of Japanese Americans living in Western Washington who were affected by evacuation, internment and relocation during World War II, yet were not incarcerated for a significant amount of time, if any.
This audio documentary compiles oral history interviews, narration and music to chronicle the journeys of Japanese Americans from the West Coast to Eastern Washington. It seeks to educate students and the community about historical violations of civil rights, in order to ensure that similar civil rights violations will be prevented in the future.
This web page is meant to be a resource for students, teachers, and those interested in the Japanese American experience in Washington State during World War II.
1: Introduction (3:36)
The audio files on this page are available in Windows Media Format. You can download a free copy of the Microsoft® Windows Media Player from the Microsoft website.
From Coast and Camp to the Inland Empire was created at Whitworth, Spokane, Wash., and completed in April 2003.
Project Co-Director: Janet Hauck
From Coast and Camp to the Inland Empire was funded by the Washington State Civil Liberties Public Education Act through the sponsorship of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.