Fred Korematsu was a 23-year-old welder living in Oakland when the U.S. government forced Japanese Americans from their homes into desolate camps. Korematsu defied the order, and his legal challenge resulted in an infamous Supreme Court decision. Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, co-authors of “Fred Korematsu Speaks Up”, a new biography for young readers, will discuss the civil rights hero’s life, its relevance today, and their work to share his story with students. They are joined by Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, and actress Sharon Omi.
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