The Jefferson County Reading Council will present “Prisoners of the State: The American Japanese Experience in Arkansas during World War II.”


The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the literacy lab of the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative.


Kim Sanders, the exhibit curator for the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at Little Rock, will make the presentation about Arkansas’ involvement in confining 16,000 of the 120,000 individuals of Japanese descent during WWII, according to a news release.


Resources for educators will be provided, including lesson plans and activities relating to the incarceration. Details will be available about grants for field trips to see the exhibitions at the Butler Center. The first 25 teachers will receive a free paperback book, according to the release.