November 26, 2009
The World War IIera Japanese American relocation site at Jerome in Drew and Chicot counties had barracks, schools, gymnasiums, canteens, and a hospital section. Shown here are the camps school-age children exercising on the elementary school grounds. The incarcerated youth at the Jerome camp had the most negative reaction to the armys 1943 forced loyalty and military draft program. Several hundred young people peacefully marched to the camp directors building and petitioned against the program.