Evan Johnson Collection

Manzanar National Historical Site
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The Evan Johnson Collection consists of photographs taken by Evan Johnson when he came to Manzanar in December, 1969 with a group from UC Davis Asian American Studies Department. In these images, he captured a moment in history: the birth of a grassroots movement that led to the creation of the Manzanar Committee, which in turn led the fight to preserve Manzanar. The legacy continues. Each year, on the last Saturday in April, hundreds of people of all ages from diverse backgrounds gather at the Manzanar cemetery for a day of remembrance with speeches, a memorial service, and traditional Ondo dance at the Manzanar Committee’s annual Pilgrimage.

December, 1969

December, 1969

53 black and white photographic prints

Manzanar National Historic Site

Courtesy of Manzanar National Historic Site and the Evan Johnson Collection