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Japanese-American Student Success at the Missouri School of Mines in World War II
After the signing of Executive Order 9066, authorizing the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland, Japanese-American college students were at a loss. The National Japanese American Student Relocation Council managed to move over 4000 students from the internment camps back into colleges in the midwest and along the east coast. Eleven of those students came to the Missouri School of Mines. Join us for a presentation by Dr. Larry Gragg, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of History at Missouri University of Science & Technology, on those students and their success at MSM. Online and free, registration required.

This talk is a collaboration between SHSMO-Rolla Research Center and the Missouri S&T Archives and accompanies the Smithsonian traveling poster exhibit, Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II on display in S&T’s Curtis Laws Wilson Library from October 15 to November 13, 2020.

Nov 5, 2020 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Larry Gragg, Ph.D.
Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of History @Missouri University of Science & Technology
Larry Gragg earned his B.S. and M.A. in history from Missouri State University and earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Gragg began teaching at UMR in 1977 and served as chair of the history and political science department for 17 years, one year as vice-provost for undergraduate studies. He was the founding chair of the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence and won more than 20 teaching awards including the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University of Missouri President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching. He also received the University of Missouri Board of Curators’ Award for Scholarly Excellence and the University of Missouri Thomas Jefferson Award. He is the author of ten books.