Entangled Legacies: Truman and Sasaki Discuss Family, Symbols, and the Future

November 9, 2011
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The names Truman and Sasaki stir powerful emotions related to the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath. President Harry S. Truman authorized the use of the atomic bombs against Japan. Sadako Sasaki’s death after folding paper cranes while battling the effects leukemia brought on by the bomb helped inspire the anti-nuclear movement in Japan. Sixty-six years later, Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of President Truman, and Yuji Sasaki, nephew of Sadako Sasaki, meet to discuss the influence of their family legacies on them and how they both are attempting to use these legacies to promote peace. Mr. Daniel, Director of Public Relations for the Harry S. Truman College and author of Growing Up With My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S. Truman, is completing a manuscript about atomic bomb survivors. Mr. Sasaki, composer of the hit song “Prayer (Inori),” will perform following the discussion.

FREE for middle and high school groups.
To register, please email [email protected] or call (212) 715-1275/1203.

$12/$8 Japan Society members, seniors and students

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  • Wednesday, November 9, 2011
  • 10:30 am