Korematsu v. United States: The History and Legacy of the WWII Japanese-American Incarceration Cases

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 @ 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Butler Library, Room 523
Mar 22
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 @ 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Butler Library, Room 523

Please join the Center for American Studies and American Constitution Society for a panel discussion on the history and legacy of Japanese-American internment during World War II and the Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. United States.

In 1943 and 1944 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the military orders that forced over 120,000 Japanese Americans into American prison camps. It took almost 40 years to overturn the convictions of Fred Korematsu and others who violated the orders with the “smoking gun” evidence of governmental misconduct.

The panel discussion will feature Prof. Peter Irons, of the University of California at San Diego, author of Justice at War and a leader of the 1983 legal team representing Fred Korematsu; and Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu and Founder & Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute.

Contact Info: 
Zachary Piaker, [email protected]