Civitas Film Festival – Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story
In celebration of Black History Month, the Maricopa Community Colleges present musical and cultural events at many of the ten college campuses. Glendale Community College will feature Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story as part of the Civitas Film Festival.
Fred Korematsu was probably never more American than when he resisted, and then challenged in court, the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme Court case in 1944, but never his indignation and resolve. Of Civil Rights and Wrongs is the untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu – one that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory.