Norman Mineta

7:46 am
Mon July 22, 2013

At Heart Mountain reunion, Mineta appeals to youth

Norman Mineta addresses attendees of the Heart Mountain Pilgrimage near Cody.
Credit Willow Belden

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.

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.

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