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On this day in 1942, under Civilian Exclusion Order 27, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans, both US resident & non-resident, are assigned to US concentration camps. Fred Korematsu of California—a 101 Changemaker—said the order was Unconstitutional and refused to report. He was arrested & convicted with two other men: Gordon Hirabayashi and Minoru Yasui. They took their cases to the Supreme Court, which upheld their convictions, saying the government policies are based on military necessity. In 2003, Fred spoke out on behalf of the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay prison camp comparing their cases to his.  Fred was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998.  For more on Fred and the concentrations camps in the US during WWII check out 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History: http://bit.ly/SWp1W7

On this day in 1942, under Civilian Exclusion Order 27, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans, both US resident & non-resident, are assigned to US concentration camps.

Fred Korematsu of California—a 101 Changemaker—said the order was Unconstitutional and refused to report. He was arrested & convicted with two other men: Gordon Hirabayashi and Minoru Yasui. They took their cases to the Supreme Court, which upheld their convictions, saying the government policies are based on military necessity.

In 2003, Fred spoke out on behalf of the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay prison camp comparing their cases to his.

Fred was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998.

For more on Fred and the concentrations camps in the US during WWII check out 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History: http://bit.ly/SWp1W7


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