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Fred Korematsu’s Journey From East Oakland to the National Portrait Gallery

February 2, 2012 | 1:03 pm

Fred Korematsu’s Journey From East Oakland to the National Portrait Gallery

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  Two photographs of a young Oakland welder who became a civil rights hero were unveiled in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery this morning.   Fred Korematsu was 23 years old in 1942 when he, like all other Japanese Americans on the West Coast, was ordered to report for internment.  Korematsu refused, and was eventually arrested, […]

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