Skip to Main Content

WRPR 155: Origin Stories and Graphic Narratives (HC)

Writing Program 155: Origin Stories and Graphic Narratives (Tensuan) Fall 2016

Origin Stories & Graphic Narratives



TITLE: Oakland, Calif., Mar. 1942. A large sign reading "I am an American" placed in the window of a store, at 13th and Franklin streets, on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. The store was closed following orders to persons of Japanese descent to evacuate from certain West Coast areas. The owner, a University of California graduate, will be housed with hundreds of evacuees in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of the war

Photograph by Dorothea Lange

License: Public Domain [via Wikimedia Commons]