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Oral Histories: Norman Mineta

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Washington, DC
Saturday, February 5, 2011

Norman Mineta’s family was among the 110,000 Japanese Americans relocated to internment camps following President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signature of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. Later in life, Mr. Mineta served in Congress and as a cabinet secretary to Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. In this oral history conducted for the United States Capitol Historical Society Heritage Series, he details efforts to seek redress for Japanese Americans.

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