Honorary degrees ceremony for Japanese Americans

Todd Cheney/UCLA

Commencement finally came seven decades later for Japanese American former students who had been forced to leave UCLA and enter internment camps at the beginning of World War II. To receive their honorary degrees, 48 of the nearly 200 students in this very special group came from across the country to accept their degrees Saturday, May 15. Those who had died or were too ill to travel were represented by family members.

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