Wine & Lecture: Japanese Americans in Coronado
In this presentation, Linda will talk about some familiar Coronado Japanese American names as she tells the history of people of Japanese descent locally. She will also describe their segregation into remote internment camps during World War II, and the process of rebuilding lives in the Coronado area afterwards. 2017 is the 75th anniversary of their mass relocation, so this talk is very timely. Linda’s talk will be illustrated with photographs and documents from the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego collection.
Linda Canada holds an undergraduate degree in History from UCLA, and a law degree from Loyola University in Los Angeles. After 20 years of legal practice she considers herself a “recovering lawyer” and has worked exclusively in the field of local history for more than 20 years. From 2005-2017 Linda served as the archivist for the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD), and was its President 2009-2012. In addition to writing for publication about local history, Linda speaks to many local groups and visitors about San Diego and its colorful past. She leads walking tours of many historic neighborhoods and attractions in San Diego.