Japanese Americans

FILM - "Of Civil Wrongs and Rights"

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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. 

"Of Civil Wrongs and Rights"

Flyer for April 8, 2013 film in Concord NH.

Celebrating the Life and Work of Gordon Hirabayashi

The American Friends Service Committee mourns the passing of Gordon Hirabayashi, a civil rights icon, Friend, and former AFSC staff member, on January 2, 2012.

His deep convictions made him challenge the authority of a military decree to intern Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II - thus raising the most profound issues that can be raised concerning American citizenship.

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