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Gordon Hirabayashi, World War II Internment Opponent, Dies at 93
Gordon Hirabayashi, who was imprisoned for defying the federal government’s internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, died on January 2, 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta.
United States v. Hirabayashi Coram Nobis Case
The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality will host a major conference Feb. 11, 2012, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Ninth Circuit opinion in the Hirabayashi v. United States coram nobis case. The conference will reflect on Mr. Hirabayashi's 1943 Supreme Court case that upheld his convictions and the extraordinary work of his legal team in reopening of his case nearly 40 years later.
California Marks the First Fred Korematsu Day
California celebrated the first Fred Korematsu Day on January 30, 2011, to honor the Japanese-American activist.
Image: Gordon Hirabayashi
Gordon Hirabayashi, shown in 1985, was vindicated in his challenges to internment.
Courtesy: United Press International
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