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Oakland—A Home for Murals

Creativity. I find it all through the Oakland Museum of California, and as close as in my own backyard. Last year I began to notice the murals all around Oakland, and saw them even more since muralist Antonio Ramos was shot while painting a community mural in Oakland. 2014 was a busy year for murals… Continue reading Oakland—A Home for Murals

Community · Courage · Dorothea Lange · Japanese American Internment · Oakland · Public History · World War II · Zell Family

Sent Away and Coming Home

OMCA has opened a new Sent Away bay, giving the visitor a more visceral experience of the Japanese-American Internment. It has replaced the old bay which exposed the experience at Tanforan detention facility—euphemistically called Tanforan Assembly Center, and formerly the Tanforan horse racing track—where Japanese-American families were detained during WWII. In the original exhibit, the… Continue reading Sent Away and Coming Home