- He was one of the many Japanese-American citizens living on the West Coast of the United States at the onset of World War II
|Real name:||Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu|
|Born:||30 January 1919 Comment |
|When did Fred Korematsu die? / Died||30 March 2005|
|How many years did Fred Korematsu live? / Lived||86 years|
|Where was Fred Korematsu born?||Oakland, California, USA|
|Where did Fred Korematsu die? / Deathplace ||Marin County, California, United States|
Fred Korematsu Net worth 2022 (estimated)
|How much is Fred Korematsu worth?||Not disclosed yet. Comment|
Who was Fred Korematsu? / Facts
- Shortly after the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing the Secretary of War and his military commanders to remove all individuals of Japanese ancestry from designated "military areas" and place them in internment camps in what is known as the Japanese American internment
- When such orders were issued for the West Coast, Korematsu instead became a fugitive
- The legality of the internment order was upheld by the United States Supreme Court in Korematsu v. United States, but Korematsu's conviction was overturned decades later after the disclosure of new evidence challenging the necessity of the internment, evidence which had been withheld from the courts by the U.S. government during the war
- To commemorate his journey as a civil rights activist, the "Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution" was observed for the first time on January 30, 2011, by the state of California, and first such commemoration for an Asian American in the US
- In 2015, Virginia passed legislation to make it the second state to permanently recognize each January 30 as Fred Korematsu Day
- The Fred T. Korematsu Institute was founded in 2009 to carry on Korematsu's legacy as a civil rights advocate by educating and advocating for civil liberties for all communities
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