‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei to speak in Boston about internment camps

George Takei will speak at the Boston Public Library on Tuesday.
George Takei will speak at the Boston Public Library on Tuesday. –Phil McCarten / Invision / AP, File

BOSTON (AP) — “Star Trek” actor George Takei (tuh-KAY’) is scheduled to speak in Boston about his experiences in U.S. internment camps during World War II.

In an event at the Boston Public Library Tuesday, Takei will talk about his family’s history in the camps that put Japanese-Americans behind barbed wire between 1942 and 1946.

Takei used his family’s story as the inspiration for the Broadway musical “Allegiance.”

The show tells the narrative of the fictional Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

The cast of the SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Takei’s musical also will perform during the event.

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Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis after individuals with tickets are seated.