Exiled To Motown public opening

July 17 2021 | 10:00am to 5:00pm

See the newest Community Gallery exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum - Exiled To Motown: A History of Japanese Americans in Detroit. 

Japanese Americans have been hard at work and play in the Detroit area for over a hundred years, finding ways to celebrate a distinctly Midwestern Japanese American culture while chasing American dreams. Drawing on oral histories conducted by the Japanese American Citizen League Detroit Chapter as well as archival photographs, documents and family heirlooms lent by community members, Exiled To Motown delves into rich histories of labor, race and belonging in Detroit. From the Ford Motor Company to World War II, the murder of Vincent Chin and Japanese-Arab American solidarity in the wake of 9/11, Exiled To Motown sheds light on a little-known but critical piece of American history. 

The public is invited to view the exhibit and learn how to fold an orgami paper crane (tsuru) that will be added to the dusplay.

No registration is necessary for this event. Included with museum general admission.