Born Free and Equal, photographs of the loyal Japanese-Americans at Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California

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Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese-Americans is a book by Ansel Adams containing photographs from the internment camp then named Manzanar War Relocation Center in Owens Valley, Inyo County, California. The book was published in 1944 by U.S. Camera in New York.

The reprinted book is a collaborative effort among Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, Manzanar National Historic Site, CityFiles Press, The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, The Fund for People in Parks, and Alan Ross Photography (Julie Ross), and was limited to 3,000 copies.

Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese-Americans can be purchased directly from Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association. Each purchased copy includes a string of origami cranes handmade by George Oda, who was incarcerated in Manzanar as a young man. We have a limited supply of the handmade origami cranes.

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Last Updated on January 18, 2022