Korematsu to speak to students during Tutorial

Juliana Moraes-Liu, Author

Karen Korematsu, daughter of the man who brought his case against Japanese internment camps to the Supreme Court, will be speaking to students tomorrow during Tutorial in the Social Studies Resource Center.

Korematsu will speak about her father’s experience in bringing his case to the Supreme Court, including his Presidential Medal of Freedom, presented to him by President Bill Clinton in 1998.

Korematsu has been invited by teacher David Rapaport to celebrate the Asian Pacific Heritage Month of May.

Fred Korematsu challenged the legality of Japanese internment camps during World War II, but the Korematsu v. US case resulted in the continuation of internment camps due to what the Supreme Court called a “military necessity”.