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Abilene, Kan. - The next monthly Lunch & Learn program will be Thursday, March 25 at noon central time.

Historian Sandra Reddish will share the general history of Japanese immigrating to the United States and settling in the Great Plains region. Using her research from primary and secondary sources she will guide us through this discussion and look at the following questions. Why did they immigrate, what was their intention, why did they settle in the Great Plains? What was life like and what industry and occupations did they find work? What happened to this group during World War II and the post-war years?  

Reddish received her master's degree in public history from Wichita State University. She has worked with historical societies and museums in Kansas and Nebraska and continues to work on independent history, cultural, and oral history projects. Reddish worked as a writer and narrator for the Invisible People episode of NET Nebraska Stories highlighting the Japanese Nebraskans in the North Platte River area.

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Telephone: 617-675-4444‬ (PIN:‪ ‪453 948 864 2803‬#)
[Please join 10 minutes early so the program may begin on time.]

The 2021 Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation with generous support from the Jeffcoat Foundation.

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