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On Jan. 15, 1998, President Clinton presented Fred Korematsu with a Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. Korematsu’s legal challenges to civilian exclusion orders during World War II helped spur the redress movement for Japanese-Americans. The Minnesota State Law Library will host a screening of the PBS film, “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story” at noon Tuesday, April 4. (AP file photo)
On Jan. 15, 1998, President Clinton presented Fred Korematsu with a Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. Korematsu’s legal challenges to civilian exclusion orders during World War II helped spur the redress movement for Japanese-Americans. The Minnesota State Law Library will host a screening of the PBS film, “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story” at noon Tuesday, April 4. (AP file photo)

Bar Buzz: Library to host Asian Pacific Legal Experience exhibit

A traveling exhibit detailing the legal history of Asian Pacific peoples in the United States through three pivotal events, “Asian Pacific Legal Experience in America,” will be available for free, self-guided tours at the Minnesota State Law Library from Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 14. The public is invited to view the exhibit covering the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the Japanese-American Incarceration during World War II, and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

The Minnesota State Law Library will also host a special screening of the PBS film, “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story“ at noon Tuesday, April 4. The 2001 documentary details the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Fred Korematsu, a civil rights activist who resisted the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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