Like more than 100,000 other Americans of Japanese ancestry, Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu was ordered to be sent to an American prison camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. But Fred resisted and then challenged the forced internment in court. Although he lost, his case and his life are a great example of commitment to civil rights and the consequences faced by individuals who insist on standing up for justice. "Of Civil Wrongs and Rights" tells the story of Red Korematsu's case and his 40-year fight for legal vindication.
The Loving Story, a 2012 award winning documentary film, tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, little known heroes of the Civil Rights era. Often overlooked among historic civil rights leaders, Mildred and Richard Loving’s quest to live together as husband and wife in the state of Virginia was a pivotal struggle.
Lives Worth Living is a documentary about the dramatic battle for the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in America's history. The filmtraces the development of consciousness of the pioneers who realized that in order to change the world for themselves and all people with disabilities, they needed to work together. This film is an oral history, told by the movement's heroes themselves, and illustrated with rare archival footage.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.