In 1942, Fred Korematsu refused to participate in the United States’ incarceration of Japanese Americans, beginning a decades-long civil rights battle. His challenge of the internment camps went all the way to the Supreme Court (twice) and resulted in his awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In honor of Fred Korematsu Day, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia presents a conversation with Kermit Roosevelt III, law professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the novel Allegiance, and David Lat, managing editor of AboveTheLaw.com and author of Supreme Ambitions. This talk will touch on the historic significance of the civil rights leader and his impact on today’s America.
6:00 PM Greetings and Introduction
6:05 PM A Conversation with Kermit Roosevelt & David Lat
6:45 PM Audience Q&A
7:10 PM Book Signing
7:30 PM Event Ends