Press Releases

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January 22, 2013: Historic gathering of civil rights heroes at Fred Korematsu Day Heroes celebration

August 30, 2012: Third annual RightsFest film festival focuses on civil rights and sports 

January 26, 2012: Fred Korematsu Becomes First Asian American in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Civil Rights Exhibition

January 3, 2012: Korematsu Institute, Asian American Center for Advancing Justice Remember Civil Rights Leader Gordon Hirabayashi

May 24, 2011: U.S. Dept. of Justice releases unprecedented admission of error in Japanese American incarceration cases; Korematsu and Hirabayashi families, legal teams react.

January 24, 2011: California to celebrate first annual Fred Korematsu Day with an event  featuring Rev. Jesse Jackson and K-12 curriculum

September 25, 2010: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Signs Fred Korematsu Day Bill

April 7, 2009: Asian Law Caucus Marks 25th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Decision with Launch of Fred Korematsu Institute