Opening Event: Before They Were Heroes: Sus Ito’s WWII Images

  • 18 May 2017
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Benjamin Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall 25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115

Opening event: 
Benjamin Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall

25 Shattuck St,
Boston, MA 02115

Thursday May 18th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 An exhibit of Susumu “Sus” Ito’s photographs taken while on duty during World War II. 

Before They Were Heroes gives the public a rare and breathtaking look at the daily lives of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the celebrated all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

Please join us for an opening event with:

Dr. Elio Raviola, Bullard Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School

Dr. James T. McIlwain, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience, Brown University

Dr. Paul Y. Watanabe, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

Margie Yamamoto, co-president of the New England Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League

Reception in the gallery immediately following:

Transit Gallery
Gordon Hall, Lower Level

25 Shattuck Street
, Boston, MA 02115


This exhibit was organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, and is sponsored by the HMS Office of Human Resources, the Japanese American Citizen’s League, and Dr. James Adelstein.

To learn more about the Transit Gallery and its exhibits, visit http://hms.harvard.edu/humanresources/community-activities/transit-gallery. Please direct questions to: Tania_Rodriguez@hms.harvard.edu.

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