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Letter from Fred Korematsu to Ernest Besig, in which Korematsu writes he is outside of camp on a temporary release, working at an iron works as a laborer. He says he has noticed "that government defense factories will not hire Japanese." The ACLU-Northern California case file records contain legal documents and correspondence pertaining to the case argued before the Supreme Court in Korematsu v. United States (1944), challenging the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066.
Correspondence 2 pages, 10 x 8 inches, handwritten application/pdf
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Exclusion orders World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')--Japanese American community responses World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Supreme Court cases--Fred Korematsu Activism and involvement--Civil rights Activism and involvement--Civil liberties Race and racism--Discrimination World War II--Leaving camp--Work leave