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"Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story" Film Screening at Minnesota State Law Library

  • MINNESOTA STATE LAW LIBRARY 25 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

The Minnesota State Law Library will host a special screening of the PBS film, “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story“ at noon Tuesday, April 4. The 2001 documentary details the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Fred Korematsu, a civil rights activist who resisted the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

A traveling exhibit detailing the legal history of Asian Pacific peoples in the United States through three pivotal events, “Asian Pacific Legal Experience in America,” will also be available for free, self-guided tours at the Minnesota State Law Library from Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 14. The public is invited to view the exhibit covering the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the Japanese-American Incarceration during World War II, and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.