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A Closer Look at the Life and Times of L.A. Icon George Takei


Credit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumGeorge TakeiCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museumat a student council meeting at Mount Vernon Junior High School; Credit: Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumGeorge TakeiCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museumwith his brother Henry and sister Nancy at home in Los AngelesCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museumwith his brother Henry and sister Nancy at home in Los AngelesCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumArkansasCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumArkansasCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumFumiko Emily TakeiCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumNancy Reiko Takei. George (with comic book in his hands) is in front of his fatherCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museumand to George’s right is his younger brotherCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museumand to George’s right is his younger brotherCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museum1973; Credit: Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National MuseumGeorge TakeiCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museumwith Los Angeles Mayor Tom BradleyCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museumwith Los Angeles Mayor Tom BradleyCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museumwith Los Angeles Mayor Tom BradleyCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museumwith Los Angeles Mayor Tom BradleyCredit: Star Trek courtesy CBS Television Studios/Courtesy George & Brad Takei Collection/Japanese American National Museum

The Japanese American National Museum's latest exhibit, “New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei” opens to the public on Sunday, March 12. The exhibit honors the life and career of the Star Trek actor and activist, from his childhood in Los Angeles to his family's incarceration in Japanese internment camps to his 1970s run for L.A. City Council and beyond. Here is a selection of photos featured in the exhibit.