If there is one thing we teach here at the Wing Luke Museum– it is that histories are never definitive. We have designed this presentation to highlight some events in the Asian and Pacific American timeline. We should always keep in mind that the details here are as much a part of American History as the suffragettes, abolitionists, civil rights struggle, and sock hops. The image should take any classroom directly to the presentation. To play– click play. Use the right and left arrow keys to navigate the presentation.
Known as Arnold on Happy Days, and mostly recognized as Mr. Miyagi in the original Karate Kid franchise, Pat Morita is one of 120,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated during the Second World War. His total filmography is immense. He was a trailblazer for Asian Americans on television and in film. He speaks here about his experience behind barbed wire.