Duckworth, Hirono and Takano Introduce Legislation to Prevent Atrocities Like Mass Japanese American Incarceration From Repeating

In advance of the next week’s Day of Remembrance recognizing the incarceration of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA-41), introduced the Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2019. The measure would establish a clear legal prohibition against un-American policies that ...

NAPABA Joins Congress in Honoring Fred Korematsu

Today, on Korematsu Day, NAPABA joins Congress and people around the country in honoring the legacy of civil rights pioneer, Fred T. Korematsu. In honor of his 100th birthday, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), and Representative Mark Takano (D-California) introduced the Fred Korematsu Congressional Gold ...

Robert L. Tsai: ‘How activists resisted — and ultimately overturned — an unjust Supreme Court decision’

Prof. Robert L. Tsai authored an op-ed in the Jan. 30, 2019, edition of The Washington Post on Korematsu v. United States and how the ruling “died in the cultural realm” but was “replaced by a shinier version of the same.” Trump v. Hawaii now stands for the assertion of executive power to wreak havoc ...

Hirono, Murkowski, Coons, Gardner, Takano Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Award Fred Korematsu the Congressional Gold Medal

On what would have been his 100th Birthday, Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.) introduced bicameral legislation to award Fred Korematsu the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his fight against the illegal incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and ...

4th Graders at Clarendon Alternative Elementary School Present Fred Korematsu Play

For the past five years, fourth-grade students in the Japanese Bicultural Bilingual Program (JBBP) at at Clarendon Alternative Elementary School presented a 12-minute play about the resistance and advocacy of Fred Korematsu who challenged the racially biased Exclusion Order aimed at Japanese Americans during World War II. JBBP fourth-grade teacher Junko Tanaka wrote the script ...

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