Author Peter Whitehouse

Peter Whitehouse

Peter Whitehouse '18 is an environmental studies and music double major from Vass, North Carolina.

Lessons Learned The road to Manzanar, a WWII relocation center for Japanese-Americans

On Feb. 19, 1942, 75 days after the Japanese military attacked Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed an executive order creating “war relocation centers,” designed to confine “threatening” domestic groups. This wartime law concerned Japanese-Americans. Facing hostility, families had to choose: stay in the “safety” of your own home, or move…