Carr WatchThe Japanese American Citizens League honored Colorado Governor Ralph Carr (A&S1910; Law1912) with this watch for his stand against the internment of Japanese-Americans in domestic prison camps following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Carr, who was governor from 1939 to 1943, was among the only U.S. politicians to oppose the camps publicly. The watch, held in CU’s Heritage Center, is inscribed “In grateful appreciation for your Courageous Stand for Democratic and American Principles.”

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