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Special Collections StoryMap: The Journey of Kikue (Ruth) Kumata

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This combined map and timeline reflect the journey of Kikue (Ruth) Kumata, a member of the Augustana College Class of 1949.  Kumata was born and raised in Seattle, WA.  During World War II, she was incarcerated along with her family and ~120,000 other Japanese and Japanese American men, women, and children by the United States government.  Her journey from Seattle to Minidoka and eventually Augustana was compiled on the StoryMapJS digital platform by Special Collections Librarian Emma Saito Lincoln in conjunction with the 2020 Augie Reads selection, Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine.