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Video Now Available: Civil Liberties Redress and the Constitution: The Legacy of Fred Korematsu in America

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 in Featured News, News & Reports


Photo collage featuring the cover of the book “In the Shadow of Korematsu: Democratic Liberties and National Security” by Eric K. Yamamoto.



Discussion by Professor Eric K. Yamamoto, The Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law & Social Justice, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Opening Remarks by Dr. Troy Andrade, Assistant Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, UH Mānoa

With video montage by award-winning filmmaker Jon Osaki for the Stop Repeating History campaign. The montage depicts the civil rights struggles of African Americans from slavery into the era of Black Lives Matter, along with corresponding Asian American civil rights challenges from the anti-immigrant legislation through the Japanese American incarceration into the present.

In recognition of Civil Liberties & the Constitution Day, join the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center in discussion about our nation’s ongoing struggles to apply the law under the Constitution and correct historic wrongs, from Japanese American incarceration redress to current Black American reparations claims.

Civil Liberties and the Constitution Day in Hawaii honors individuals committed to protecting the civil rights and liberties of all. The day coincides with the birthday of civil rights icon, Fred Korematsu, who challenged the constitutionality of imprisoning nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

This program is co-sponsored by the Hawaii State Bar Association Civic Education Committee, the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, and the Fred T. Korematsu Professorship for Law and Social Justice.

Webinars are recorded and published for later viewing. Check out the Judiciary History Center’s YouTube channel for more Judiciary History Center videos.

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While the Hawaii State Judiciary provides a venue for diverse discussion, the speakers’ remarks do not necessarily represent opinions of the Judiciary.