OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS: THE FRED KOREMATSU STORY

The Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego and San Diego Public Library (in conjunction with NJAHS Locked In/Locked Out and California Civil Liberties Public Education Program) invite you to view OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS. Fred Korematsu was probably never more American than when he resisted, and then challenged in court, the forced internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme court case in 1944, but never his indignation and resolve.

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story is the untold history of the 40 year legal battle to vindicate Korematsu -- a battle that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory. Following the screening, Professor Peter Irons, PhD, JD and plaintiff's counsel for Mr. Korematsu's case, will facilitate a discussion. This program is supported in whole or in part by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

FREE
6:00 pm
Thursday, February 21, 2002
San Diego Central Library -- Auditorium
820 E Street


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