To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, streetwear brand, The Hundreds, has released a T-shirt. In addition to paying homage to the hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans who were forced into internment camps, the shirt brings awareness to the Muslim ban — an equally polarizing event taking place in the U.S.A. now.
“75 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, calling for the deportation and incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent on the West Coast. Although we were at war with Japan, most Americans had stood faithfully by their Japanese-American neighbors, kinda the same way protesters have besieged airports over Trump’s Muslim ban. But, merely weeks after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, popular sentiment changed. Although both President Roosevelt and FBI Director Hoover attempted to dispel rumors that Japanese-Americans were spying for the enemy, the media and American majority called for their removal.”
The Hundreds’ “Manzanar” T-shirt is available in limited quantities exclusively for members of the The Hundreds Wildfire Association.
Read Bobby Hundreds’ full article “Remembering Manzanar: America’s Past is Quickly Becoming Our Future” here.