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Chatham, N.Y.: Japanese-American internment lecture

The Columbia County Libraries Association and Chatham Public Library honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a special Zoom lecture with civil rights attorney Peter H. Irons at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 30.

His talk will provide a historical look behind the scenes into the internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.

Irons, who represented Japanese-Americans whose internment convictions were overturned in the 1980s, will discuss the historical elements that led to the internment convictions and tell the story of the Japanese-Americans who fought for justice.

Email columbiacountylibraries@gmail.com to register and receive the Zoom link for this free program.

Past programs can be viewed via columbiacountylibraries.org or the Columbia County Libraries Association's YouTube channel.

Information: 518-392-3666 or chatham.lib.ny.us.

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or jmaschino@berkshireeagle.com.

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.

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