The Eddie Mae Herron Center hosted a PowerPoint slide presentation and book signing by author Dr. Jan Zeigler Thursday, June 9. About thirty five people from northeast Arkansas attended the presentation on Dr. Tyler’s recently published book on the subject of “relocation camps” built in Arkansas during World War II to house Japanese Americans who were moved from California during the war.

The presentation reminded many in attendance of some dark days in American history, and also called attention to some similarities between the experiences of discrimination shared by both African and Japanese Americans.