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IN THE NEWS: Remembering a Constitutional Hero

Photo: screenshot from trailer for “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” documentary by the Korematsu Institute: https://youtu.be/SOGSnx2k7b8

Fred Korematsu challenged the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066 that led to the incarceration during World War II of over 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of them US citizens. 423 more words

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Cautious Nuclear Developments in the Manhattan Project Committee

BOSTON- It’s 1943, and the Manhattan Project is officially underway in the United States. Aggravated not only by World War II but also by the growth of “Big Science”–the transition of research from small laboratories to large-scale, government projects–the historic Manhattan Project Committee is pressed to make a decision: should the U.S. 410 more words

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FEATURED VIDEO: Top Teenage Rock Climber On Failing and Succeeding

Ashima Shiraishi is a top American rock climber who competes in bouldering and sports climbing. The New Yorker notes, “The real miracle may be that a little girl from the unmountainous island of Manhattan, born to insular, artistic immigrants who had never tied a figure-eight knot, became, by the age of fourteen, possibly the best female rock climber ever—a Gretzky of the granite. 203 more words

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Bernie Sanders and White Supremacy - "No Reparations For Slavery"

In 1988, President Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act to compensate more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent who were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II. 205 more words

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FEATURED VIDEO: Memories of marching in Selma, Alabama, during 1965 Civil Rights protests

In 1965, Japanese American graduate student Todd Endo participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the video with this article from last year, he remembers his participation in this civil rights milestone. 54 more words

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