All Packed Up and Ready to Go

Sentiment among the U.S. population in general was strongly anti Japanese following Pearl Harbor, particularly so along the west coast. But not all Americans agreed that the internment of first and second generation Japanese immigrants was just - even in San Francisco.

To Start You Thinking -

  • 1) Briefly describe the scene in the cartoon.

  • 2) Explain the significance of the flag and its position along the road.

  • 3) What is the meaning of the sign - "Out of Harms Way?"

imagef fom Roger, "All Packed Up and Ready to Go," S.F. News Editorial Cartoon - March 6, 1942.
Last modified in July, 2008 by Rick Thomas