Enduring Conviction – Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice with author Lorraine Bannai
July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
During World War II, Fred Korematsu, a 22-year-old welder, defied military orders that culminated in the incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast. Two-thirds of those people, like Fred, were American citizens. Ine one of the most infamous cases in history, the Supreme Court upheld the mass removal. Hear how Fred’s case was reopened 40 years later, and the haunting ways in which wartime incarceration continues to be relevant.