About a month ago, we told you that the University of Oregon would be giving Japanese American students who were removed from school during World War II honorary degrees. Well, this past Sunday, those former students finally received their degrees.
According to the University of Oregon’s website, the school is also honoring the students with an exhibit entitled “Americans All: Japanese American Students at the University of Oregon, 1942-43.” The schedule for the exhibit, if you happen to be near Oregon, can be seen here, or you can check out the Japanese American Student Council Relocation Records here.
But, as we told you in February, UO isn’t the only school giving honorary degrees to former Japanese American students. The University of Washington will be doing the same thing at a ceremony in May.
Congratulations once again, graduates.