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Fred Korematsu

Memo regarding the Korematsu brief

Memo to Cooley from J.L. Burling on the Korematsu brief. Burling wants to insert a paragraph into the brief showing that Japanese internment was for the protection of Japanese people.
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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 94, No. 6 (February 12, 1982)

Selected article titles: "Immigration Raids Alarm Little Tokyo" (pp. 1, 12), "FDR 'Tapes' Tell More Than a Few Racial Slurs" (pp. 1, 7), "60th Anniversary Installation: Why the JACL Endures" (p. 7), and "The Major Supreme Court Error of WW2: Evacuation Cases" (p. 9).
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Peter Irons Interview Segment 15

Initial reactions to the judge's ruling in the Korematsu case (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service ...


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Dale Minami Interview I Segment 1

First thoughts on the Korematsu decision (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions ...


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Peter Irons Interview Segment 2

Fred Korematsu's plastic surgery and motivations for resisting the incarceration (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service ...


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Support from the non-Japanese American community

Letter from Friends of the American Way

In this letter, the Friends of the American Way, an activist group sympathetic to Japanese Americans, expressed its condolences to Matahichi and Kisa Iseri following the death of their son, Mitsuo (Mike) Iseri, who had served in the military.
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Quakers Paint Out Insults, Mow Grass for Japanese (May 17, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 17, 1945, p. 5
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Are Japanese Evacuees Getting a Fair Break? (November 14, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, November 14, 1943, p. 3
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Rev. U. G. Murphy Aiding in Return of Loyal Japanese (September 12, 1945)

The Seattle Daily Times, September 12, 1945, p. 5
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Petition Asks Fair Deal For Jap Evacuees (April 23, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 23, 1942, p. 15
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