INDEPENDENCE — Manzanar National Historic Site, located at 5001 U.S. Hwy. 395 in Independence, and the Manzanar History Association will present two author events this month.

John Tateishi

John Tateishi, author of “And Justice for All: An Oral History of the Japanese American Detention Camps,” will speak on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m.

As a child at Manzanar, Tateishi told his brothers, “I want to go back to America!” As an adult, he became a leader in the redress movement, wrote a book, and served as national director of the Japanese American Citizens League.

Kerry Nakagawa

Kerry Yo Nakagawa, founder of the non-profit Nisei Baseball Research Project, author of “Through a Diamond: 100 Years of Japanese American Baseball” and “Japanese American Baseball in California: A History,” and producer and cast member of the film “American Pastime,” will speak on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m.

Both authors will be available to sign their books in the Manzanar store before and after their programs.

For more information, call (760) 878-2194, ext. 3310 or visit or

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