THIS DAY IN HISTORY May 30, 1942: Fred Korematsu Arrested

#tdih 1942 Fred Korematsu, a U.S. citizen and the son of Japanese immigrants, had refused to evacuate when President Roosevelt ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Korematsu was arrested on a street corner in San Leandro, California on May 30, 1942 for resisting Executive Order 9066, in which all people of Japanese descent were incarcerated in U.S. concentration camps. He was convicted and sent to the Topaz Internment Camp in Utah.

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