Fred T. Korematsu was a national civil rights hero. In 1942, at the age of 23, he refused to go to the government’s incarceration camps for Japanese Americans. After he was arrested and convicted of defying the government’s order, he appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1944, the Supreme Court ruled against him, arguing that the incarceration was justified due to military necessity.
In honor of Fred Korematsu day, T.U.P.O.C.C. Chicago will hold a special screening of the documentary “Of Civil Rights and Wrongs” followed by reflections by panelists, Bill Yoshino, Japanese American Citizens League, Rabya Khan, Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Shubra Ohri, People’s Law Office.