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The Fred Korematsu
Fred Korematsu
Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution is celebrated on January 30 in California
California
to commemorate the birthday of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American civil rights activist (see Korematsu v. US). It is the first day in U.S. history named after an Asian American. It was signed into law by former California
California
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
on September 23, 2010.[1][2] The day was first commemorated in 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley, as a day recognizing American civil liberties and rights under the Constitution of the United States.[3] Educational materials were also distributed to school teachers for classroom use.[4] The states of Hawaii[5] (2013), Virginia[6] (2015), and Florida (2016) have since followed suit and passed legislative bills recognizing Fred Korematsu Day in perpetuity.

Google Doodle
Google Doodle
on January 30, 2017

Fred Korematsu
Fred Korematsu
Day was also celebrated in Illinois in 2014,[7] but it isn't clear whether former Gov. Pat Quinn's proclamation extended past the year. Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Utah have submitted resolutions honoring the day, and South Carolina has submitted a bill to their legislature.[8] Google recognized Fred Korematsu
Fred Korematsu
Day in 2017 with a Google Doodle
Google Doodle
by artist Sophie Diao, featuring a patriotic portrait of Korematsu wearing his Presidential Medal of Freedom, a scene of the internment camps to his back, surrounded by cherry blossoms, flowers that have come to be symbols of peace and friendship between the US and Japan.[9] See also[edit]

Day of Remembrance

References[edit]

^ "korematsuinstitute.org".  ^ "AB 1775 Assembly Bill".  ^ Ling Woo Liu (30 January 2011). " California
California
Marks the First Fred Korematsu Day". Time. Retrieved 11 November 2015.  ^ Kevin Fagan (29 January 2011). " Fred Korematsu
Fred Korematsu
Day a first for an Asian American". SF Gate. Retrieved 11 November 2015.  ^ Robbins, Jennifer (30 January 2013). "Gov. Abercrombie declares Fred Korematsu day in Hawaii". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ Kai-Hwa Wang, Frances (27 January 2016). "Virginia to Celebrate Korematsu Day for First Time". Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ All Things Considered (30 January 2014). "Honoring A Japanese-American Who Fought Against Internment Camps". NPR. Retrieved 11 November 2015.  ^ Grimes, Ryan (29 January 2016). "Karen Korematsu asks Michigan to honor her father's fight for civil liberties". Michigan Radio. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ "Fred Korematsu's 98th Birthday". Google Doodle. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 

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Holidays, observances, and celebrations in the United States

January

New Year's Day
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Confederate Heroes Day (TX) Fred Korematsu
Fred Korematsu
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March–April

Easter
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(religious)

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(MO)

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(WV)

July

Independence Day (federal)

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(36) Pioneer Day (UT)

July–August

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August

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(36)

September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Labor Day
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California
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Admission Day (CA) Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day (36) Constitution Day (36) Constitution Week (week) Defenders Day
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(MD) Gold Star Mother's Day
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(religious)

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Varies (year round)

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Internment of Japanese Americans

Key topics

Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Executive Order 9066 Executive Order 9102 Korematsu v. United States Ex parte Endo Lordsburg Killings War Relocation Authority History of Japanese Americans Propaganda for Japanese-American internment

Concentration camps

Gila River Granada Heart Mountain Jerome Manzanar Minidoka Poston Rohwer Topaz Tule Lake

Assembly centers

Arboga Assembly Center Fresno Assembly Center Mayer Assembly Center Merced Assembly Center Owens Valley Reception Center Parker Dam Reception Center Pinedale Assembly Center Pomona Assembly Center Portland Assembly Center Puyallup Assembly Center Sacramento Assembly center Salinas Assembly Center Santa Anita Assembly Center Stockton Assembly Center Tanforan Assembly Center Tulare Assembly Center Turlock Assembly Center Woodland Civil Control Station

Citizen Isolation centers

Leupp Isolation Center Moab Isolation Center Old Raton Ranch Camp Camp Tulelake

Detention facilities

Catalina Federal Honor Camp Crystal City Alien Enemy Detention Facility Fort Lincoln Alien Enemy Detention Facility Fort Missoula Alien Enemy Detention Facility Fort Stanton
Fort Stanton
Alien Enemy Detention Facility Kenedy Alien Enemy Detention Facility Kooskia Alien Enemy Detention Facility Santa Fe Alien Enemy Detention Facility Seagoville Alien Enemy Detention Facility Tuna Canyon Detention Station

Army facilities

Camp Blanding Camp Forrest Camp Livingston Camp McCoy Camp Florence Fort Bliss
Fort Bliss
Internment Camp Fort Howard Internment Camp Fort McDowell Internment Camp Fort Meade Internment Camp Fort Lewis Internment Camp Fort Richardson Internment Camp Fort Sam Houston
Fort Sam Houston
Internment Camp Fort Sill Internment Camp Griffith Park
Griffith Park
Detention Camp Haiku Internment Camp Honouliuli Internment Camp Kalaheo Stockade Kilauea Military Camp Lordsburg Internment Camp Sand Island Internment Camp Stringtown Internment Camp

Notable incarcerees

See: Category:Japanese-American internees

In the arts

Allegiance Born Free and Equal Farewell to Manzanar No-No Boy The Invisible Thread Under the Blood Red Sun When the Emperor was Divine List of documentaries List of feature films

Legacy

Japanese American redress and court cases Renunciation Act of 1944 Japanese-American Claims Act Day of Remembrance Fred Korematsu
Fred Korematsu
Day CWRIC Civil Liberties Act of 1988 Japanese American National Museum Densho Long Journey Home Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Japanese American Internment Museum Sakura Square

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