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Hagstrom presents on story of Frank Shigemura

<ast Wednesday, Professor Fred Hagstrom gave a presentation entitled “From Minidoka to Minnesota” about the story of Frank Shigemura, a Japanese-American who came to Carleton from an internment camp during World War II as part of a scholarship created to help remove students from internment camps.

Shigemura attending Carleton for just one year (1943), before enlisting in the war, where he was then killed in France. Although Shigemura was only at Carleton for a year, he greatly enjoyed his time here according to letters from his parents who began to contribute to Carleton once they were released from the internment camps themselves. Carleton developed a scholarship in his name and now there is a room named in his honor in Memorial Hall.

Hagstrom is writing a book on Shigemura’s story called “Deeply Honored.”

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