Heart Mountain Internment Camp http://wyomingpublicradio.net en At Heart Mountain reunion, Mineta appeals to youth http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/heart-mountain-reunion-mineta-appeals-youth <p>At the annual Heart Mountain Pilgrimage this weekend, former Secretary of Transportation and Commerce Norman Mineta appealed to young Japanese Americans to help ensure that the rights of minorities are not violated.</p><p>Heart Mountain was one of 10 relocation centers, or camps, where Japanese Americans were confined during World War II. Mineta and his family were among those incarcerated there. He said what happened at Heart Mountain should serve as a cautionary tale to future generations.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:46:03 +0000 Willow Belden 44120 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net At Heart Mountain reunion, Mineta appeals to youth Broadway-Bound Musical “Allegiance” Takes A Journey Through Heart Mountain Internment Camp http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/broadway-bound-musical-allegiance-takes-journey-through-heart-mountain-internment-camp <p>The Heart Mountain Relocation Center near Powell was one of several in the country that interned Japanese-Americans during World War II. The camp now sets the scene for a new musical called &ldquo;Allegiance,&rdquo; starring George Takei of Star Trek fame. The story follows the Kimura Family in the weeks after they are forced to leave their farm in Salinas, California and move to the internment camp in Wyoming. Wyoming Public Radio&rsquo;s Rebecca Martinez spoke with producer Lorenzo Thione and composer Jay Kuo, who co-wrote the play , which will open in San Diego in September. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:19:24 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27615 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Broadway-Bound Musical “Allegiance” Takes A Journey Through Heart Mountain Internment Camp