Roosevelt established the War Relocation Authority WRAwhich selected ten sites to incarcerate more thanJapanese Americans sixty-four percent of whom were American citizens. They had been forcibly removed from the Ww2 relocation camp green thumb project arkansas
Coast, where over eighty percent of Japanese Americans lived. Two camps were selected and built in the Arkansas Deltaone at Rohwer in Desha County and the other at Jerome in sections of Chicot and Drew counties. Operating from October to Novemberboth camps eventually incarcerated nearly 16, Japanese Americans. Over eighty percent of the Japanese American population living in the United States at the time lived along the coast in the states of Washington, Oregon, and California. Whitaker, acquired the land for the Arkansas camps.