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News Posted on February 10, 2017

Sacramento Redevelopment Documentary featuring Professor Joo to Show at California Museum

"Replacing the Past: Sacramento's Redevelopment History," a documentary film featuring commentary from Professor Thomas Joo, will be screened at the California Museum in Sacramento on February 12 as part of the museum’s “Sacramento Remembers: 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066,” an observance of the anniversary of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

The film, which can be viewed on the KVIE website and on YouTube,  documents the activities of the Sacramento Redevelopment Agency, which displaced a diverse, mixed-use neighborhood on the western edge of Sacramento to make way for one of the nation's first major urban renewal projects. As documented in the film, many Japanese Americans who lost their homes as a result of internment were again displaced by the redevelopment program.

Joo, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, specializes in the areas of corporate governance and race and the law.