American History Era 8: The Great Depression and WWII (1929-1945)
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center--Through photographs, artifacts, oral histories, and exhibits, guests to the Center experience life at Heart Mountain through the eyes of those that were confined here during WWII. Special emphasis is given to the experience of incarceration, the diverse personal responses of Japanese Americans to their imprisonment, constitutional issues, violations of civil liberties and civil rights, and the broader issues of race and social justice in America.
PBS: Conscience and the Constitution Long before the civil rights marches of the 1960s, another group of Americans fought for their basic rights as U.S. citizens. In 1944, 63 young men stood trial for resisting the draft at the concentration camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Seven leaders were accused of conspiring to encourage them. The dissidents served two years in prison, and for the next 50 were written out of the popular history of Japanese America.