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Your Call: Taking inspiration from Fred Korematsu’s fight for justice

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Authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi join us to discuss their new book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up.

The beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Fred Korematsu and his fight to hold the US government accountable for imprisoning more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry during WWII, the majority of whom were American citizens. What can Korematsu’s story teach us about today’s political climate? How can it encourage us all to stand up for justice?

Guests:

Laura Atkins, author, teacher, independent children’s book editor, and coauthor of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Stan Yogi, coauthor of  Fred Korematsu Speaks Up and Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California

Web Resources:

HeyDay: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

PBS: Of Civil Wrongs And Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

Fred Korematsu Institute

Laura Atkins

Wherever There’s a Fight

Yutaka Houlette, illustrator

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.