In 1943, Marion Konishi was her high school class’ valedictorian. Held captive at the Camp Amache internment camp, she had countless reasons to despair over the state of her country. Yet her speech, “America, Our Hope Is In You,” struck an optimistic chord. With Amache just having joined the National Park Service, we had an actress read the speech. Then, Granada High School social studies teacher John Hopper on keeping the story of Amache alive.
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