Production Begins on Mission US #6
February 2017 marked the 75th anniversary of a grim moment in the history of U.S. civil rights. On February 19, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order authorizing the mass incarceration of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans in camps across the United States. The order was the culmination of years of discrimination against people of Japanese ancestry, which escalated after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. Approximately 60 percent of the people incarcerated were American citizens.
With more than one million registered users in classrooms across the country, Mission US has garnered numerous citations and awards—in 2016 alone cited as a Best Learning Game Finalist by Games for Change, winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and nominated for a Daytime Emmy.