The story of Japanese Americans is shared as a means of honoring America’s diversity. Remembering our history allows us to better guard against the prejudice that threatens liberty and equality in a democratic society.

Life Interrupted is a partnership between the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public History program and the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California.

Promoting continual exploration of the meaning and value of ethnicity in our country through programs that preserve individual dignity, strengthen our communities, and increase respect among all people is of utmost importance.

Our mission is to build up the archives of documents and artifacts, raise money for signage and conservation efforts at Jerome and Rohwer, make curriculum materials available to as large an audience as possible, and continue our educational efforts by talking to groups, making presentations at academic conferences, and publishing research whenever possible.