Internment

The Washington Post: Incarceration by Executive Order

Richard Murakami was born in 1932 on a grape farm in Florin, Calif., outside of Sacramento. The farm was his grandfather’s, an immigrant from Japan. Richard was born on the farm, his mother, Yomiko, told him, because Sacramento hospitals refused to admit Japanese patients.

San Francisco Chronicle: SF Day of Remembrance marks 75th anniversary of internment order

When Ben Takeshita and his family were sent to Japanese internment camps 75 years ago, he said civil rights organizations told them: Don’t fight. Just go quietly.

The Modesto Bee: 75 years after World War II Internments, Japanese Americans Hope History Will Not Repeat

Seventy-five years ago, the U.S. government rounded up tens of thousands of Valley residents and sent them to internment camps.

Montreal Gazette: Google Doodle honours Fred Korematsu, who fought president’s executive order on Japanese internment

Monday, as Google honors civil rights leader Fred Korematsu through its home-page Doodle, some of the most memorable words about the man and his actions — he once defied a president’s executive order that was rooted in ethnic prejudice — can be found on the White House’s own website:

Day to Feature Congressman Mike Honda and Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas and Congressman Mike Honda will headline this year’s Fred Korematsu Day Celebration on Sunday, January 26, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Morris Dailey Auditorium in Tower Hall at San Jose State University. Emmy Award-winning journalist Lloyd LaCuesta will emcee.