Japanese-American

George Takei, wearing a black jacket, stands next to a Japanese-American grandmother wearing a brown jacket and white scarf.

That Time George Takei and Grandma Satako Saved Thanksgiving

A Donald Trump surrogate recently compared the president-Elect’s Muslim registry plan to Japanese-American internment during World War II. Contributor Sophie Sarkar reflects on this political moment through a heartwarming story about her grandmother meeting fellow internee George Takei after a Thanksgiving showing of his Broadway musical, “Allegiance.”

Today's Google Doodle Celebrates Activist Yuri Kochiyama

The Japanese-American Kochiyama lived through internment, worked with Malcolm X and promoted cross-racial solidarity throughout her career.

WATCH: Muslim Youth Read Japanese-American Internees' Heartbreaking 'Letters From Camp'

The new video, sponsored by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, features Muslim-American youth and Japanese-American internment camp survivors.