march, 2018

22mar6:15 pm- 9:00 pmKorematsu V. United States


Event Details

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

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 fun” evidence of governmental misconduct. 

A panel discussion with:

-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

– Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu and Founder & Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Moderated by Michael Hindus
Lecturer in History and American Studies

Presented by the Center for American Studies
with support from the Jack Miller Center 




(Thursday) 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm EST


523 Butler Library

523 Butler Library