30 Jan '17, 2pm

Fred Korematsu Google doodle honors Japanese internment camp survivor & civil rights activist

Fred Korematsu Google doodle honors Japanese internment camp survivor & civil rights activist

Google is honoring Japanese internment camp survivor Fred Korematsu on what would have been the civil rights activist’s 98th birthday. Born in Oakland, California, to immigrant parents, Korematsu went into hiding in 1942 to avoid being incarcerated after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order to incarcerate people of Japanese descent in US internment camps during World War II. Korematsu was found and arrested the same year — but, with the help of the ACLU, fought his conviction. In the landmark Supreme Court case — Korematsu versus the United States — Korematsu’s conviction was upheld, and Korematsu was sent to a Topaz, Utah, internment camp from 1942 until the end of World War II in 1945. From the Google Doodle blog : It wasn’t until 1976 that President Gerald Ford formally ended Executive Order 9066 and apologized for the internment, stating, “We now know what...

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