Event: Shirley Ann Higuchi, author of Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration
Activity: Author talk, in conversation with Doug Nelson, Member, Board of Trustees of the Carter Center and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
Free event: registration required
As children, Shirley Ann Higuchi and her brothers knew Heart Mountain only as the place their parents met, imagining it as a great Stardust Ballroom in rural Wyoming. As they grew older, they would come to recognize the name as a source of great sadness and shame for their older family members, part of the generation of Japanese Americans forced into the hastily built concentration camp in the aftermath of Executive Order 9066. This is the true story of Heart Mountain and the Japanese American incarceration.