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Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

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Encore Broadcast Date: July 15, 2003

PBS Premiere: July 10, 2001


Fred Korematsu was probably never more American than when he resisted, and then challenged in court, the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme Court case in 1944, but never his indignation and resolve. Of Civil Wrongs and Rights is the untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu — one that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory. A National Asian-American Telecommunications Association (NAATA) Co-presentation.

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TAGS: aclu, american history, bigotry, civil rights, constitutional rights, fred korematsu, japanese american, japanese american citizens league, japanese internment, racism, supreme court, world war II

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Of Civil Wrongs and Rights (54 min.)

Premiere Date: July 10, 2001

Encore Broadcast Date: July 15, 2003

Trailer: Link

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Eric Paul Fournier
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