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Minnesota History Center & TC JACL – Echoes of History: The Japanese American Imprisonment Resounds Today
May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Dale Minami for a recounting of how a fraud on the United States Supreme Court resulted in the upholding of the conviction of Fred Korematsu and the incarceration program of Japanese Americans during World War II. Forty years later, a group of young attorneys were able to overturn the conviction but history is repeating itself today.
Dale Minami is an attorney at Minami and Tamaki in San Francisco. He graduated from law school at UC Berkeley (1971). He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Northern California for 18 straight years. Minami has litigated significant civil rights cases for Asian Pacific Americans including overturning Fred Korematsu’s landmark 40 year-old conviction. He co-founded the country’s first APA public interest law firm (Asian Law Caucus) and the first Asian American Bar Association in the country. Minami received the American Bar Association’s highest award, the ABA Medal, and the ABA’s Thurgood Marshall and Spirit of Excellence Awards.
This program is presented in partnership with the Twin Cities Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.