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Panel Discussion on 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 during World War II. 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. 

On March 22, 2018 the Center for American Studies will host a panel titled "Korematsu v. United States: The History and Legacy of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Cases." American Studies faculty member Michael Hindus will moderate a discussion with Professor Peter Irons, the leader of Fred Korematsu's 1983 legal team, and Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu and founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute.

The panel discussion will take place in room 523 of Butler Library at 6:15pm on March 22, 2018.

The event is hosted by the Center for American Studies with support by the Jack Miller Center. 

February 12, 2018

American Studies Open House

The Center for American Studies invites students to its Open House on February 20 from 6:30 - 7:30pm in 317 Hamilton. Students can learn about the program, meet faculty, staff, alumni, and advisors, and enjoy refreshments. Major declaration begins March 6. 

February 15, 2018

Panel Discussion on 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 during World War II. 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. 

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