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The Fred T. Korematsu Institute

previewThe Fred T. Korematsu Institute remembers and honors Americans who have suffered from prejudice, discrimination and civil rights injustices, particularly the Japanese Americans who were interned during the World War II. The Korematsu Institute is under the direction of Karen Korematsu, Fred Korematsu’s daughter, who tirelessly works to focus on two programs: the development and distribution of curriculum explaining Fred Korematsu’s story and the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans and relating this history to ongoing civil rights struggles; and the promotion of Fred Korematsu Day throughout the country to encourage ongoing vigilance in the protection of civil liberties, particularly in times of war or when it feels threatened, and to highlight the need for continuing education on this topic.


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