WWII Internment of Italian Americans
Join journalist and adjunct college professor Rebecca Romani for an informative presentation on the Italian American Internment during World War II. During the war, the U.S. government saw Italian Americans as a threat to homeland security. Executive Order 9066 not only forced Japanese Americans from their homes into concentration camps, it also put immigrants from Italy under the watchful eye of the government. The Order called for the compulsory relocation of many Italian Americans and restricted the movements of many more nationwide. How were the civil rights of Italian Americans violated by the government? And what differences exist in the respective treatments of both Italian Americans and Japanese Americans? This event will take place in the Shiley Special Events Suite.