Civil Liberties and the Japanese American Experience: Lessons Learned from Internment During World War II

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 by Cupertino_Library

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in 1941, Japanese-Americans, widely suspected of being spies, were interned up and down the West Coast. During the 1990’s, many of those interned during the war received financial restitution from the United States government.  What lessons about civil liberties has the nation learned, or failed to learn, from the internment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940’s?


Sunday, November 18th at Cupertino Community Hall
Reception: 12:45 p.m.
Event: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Panelists: Ling Wu Liu, Executive Director of the Korematsu Institute; Stephen Doi, Professor of Asian American Studies at San Jose State University; and Jimi Yamaichi, Director of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose.
Moderator: Tom Izu, Director of the California History Center at De Anza College

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