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Documentary on Civil Rights Activist Fred Korematsu to be shown at Rosemead Library


Rosemead Library

8800 Valley Blvd.
Rosemead , CA United States

“Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story” will be screened on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Rosemead Library, 8800 Valley Blvd., Rosemead.

Fred Korematsu (1919-2005) resisted and challenged the executive order that mandated the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. He lost his Supreme Court case but scored a victory in federal court in 1983. In 1998, Korematsu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton.

Hosted by the Asian Pacific Resource Center. For more information on the event, call (626) 573-5220.

For more information on Fred Korematsu Day, visit the website of the San Francisco-based Korematsu Institute, http://korematsuinstitute.org.

For a trailer and background information on the documentary, go to www.pbs.org/pov/ofcivilwrongsandrights/.

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