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Oregon Poet Laureate Inada Reflects on Internment

Along with more than 100,000 other Japanese-Americans, Lawson Inada was sent to internment camps for the duration of World War II. He was one of the youngest to live in the camps, and much of his writing addresses that childhood experience. 03:53

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