Contact: Leah Hall
San Leandro
San Leandro Senior Community Center
13909 E 14th Street
San Leandro, CA  94577
United States of America

Note - this is a courtesy community event post for the San Leandro Historical Society (

SPEAKER SERIES (free to the public and no advance registration required)
Free community event - slideshow presentation of rarely seen photos of our government's internment of Japanese Americans
Tak Kato, guest speaker

More than 120,000 people of Japanese descent, many of them Americans born in this country, were forced into internment camps during World War II. Many lost their homes, businesses, and belongings. Speaker Tak Kato was a small child when his family was swept up by the government's mass incarceration of people of Japanese descent. See a slide show of rarely seen historical photographs and hear his story and the story of thousands of families like his.

​Don't miss this engaging speaker and free event sponsored by the San Leandro Historical Society.

You may also wish to visit the Hayward Area Historical Society to see their exhibit "Loyal Americans: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II". The exhibit runs through October 28, but may be extended. For more information about the HAHS exhibit, click here:

If you have any questions about the San Leandro Historical Society "I Am an American: Japanese Internment in World War II", please visit

photos, Dorthea Lang