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The incredible story of George Saito

January 13, 2012 By Allison Heishman

Executive Order 9066, issued by President Roosevelt, authorized the forced removal of hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans, many of them full American citizens like George and his brothers and sisters, and sent them to the internment camps.

"Fighting for Democracy": Frances Slanger

December 23, 2011 By Allison Heishman

Her traditional Jewish parents hoped she would find a husband, settle down… but young Frances had bigger plans.

"Fighting for Democracy": Carl Gorman

November 25, 2011 By Allison Heishman

Together they used their language and their culture, things that the government had tried to beat out of them as children, to achieve greatness.

"Fighting for Democracy": Bill Terry

November 18, 2011 By Allison Heishman

"If you wait long enough, you will be vindicated. But we did show them we could fly.”

Behind the scenes: Fighting for Democracy, Part 3 - Domingo Los Baños [VIDEO]

November 11, 2011 By Allison Heishman

Domingo was 16 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. During his time with us he spoke about the fear of that day, about not knowing if more attacks were coming or what the following days would bring.

"Fighting for Democracy": Héctor García

October 28, 2011 By Allison Heishman

To combat discrimination, Héctor alerted the media and the Longoria’s struggle caught the attention of then Texas Senator Lyndon B. Johnson.

"Fighting for Democracy": Hazel Ying Lee

October 14, 2011 By Allison Heishman

Hazel Ying Lee wanted to fly airplanes. And when the WASPs were formed in 1943, she was one of the first in line.

Meet the brave woman who saved Mount Vernon

August 5, 2011 By Allison Heishman

We wouldn’t have a Mount Vernon to visit if it weren’t for her dedication to the estate during the Civil War.

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