The exhibit, which includes material from Yamada's papers from the Special Collections Department at UCI Libraries, is the activist poet's personal take on her life, which included being "interned" during WWII. Among items on display are photographs and news items from the internment camps. There is also an evacuation order for Anaheim on display.
"The Legacy of Silence: A Japanese American Story," is currently on display in the UCI Main Library lobby.
Yamada, who teaches in the UCI Asian American Studies Program, has been active in Amnesty International as well as in the Asian American movement. She has also been working to help free U.S. political prisoners.
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