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Fred Korematsu Day - Jan. 30

The Library recognizes Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution on Jan. 30 with a display of monographs about the Japanese internment and the subsequent cultural, political, and legal challenges faced by those of Japanese descent in the United States.

Korematsu, a civil rights icon, won the legal case against Executive Order 4066 in the US Supreme Court and set precedent for a generation of cases regarding racial/ethnic discrimination and reparations. Notable titles on display include: Prisoners Without Trial by Roger Daniels; Justice Delayed, ed. Peter Irons; Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress by Mitchell T. Maki, et al.

The display is located near the Reference Desk on the first floor. All items on display are available for check-out.