Writing Wrongs: Japanese Canadian Protest Letters of the 1940s

Writing Wrongs is inspired by over 300 letters written by Japanese Canadians in the 1940s to protest the Canadian government's forcible sale of their property. Follow the stories of the Japanese Canadian community from Japanese emigration, to building communities in Canada, forcible removal from their homes to internment sites, and the legacy of standing up for justice that continues to this day. Japanese Canadians’ letters of protest speak powerfully from the archives about the meaning of citizenship, justice, and equal rights.

This online project was developed with the support of the Digital Museums Canada investment program, and is presented in both English and French.