We, They, and the People: Korematsu v. United States

WE, THEY AND THE PEOPLE is a Mixed Magic Theatre civic engagement series that explores and dramatizes Supreme Court cases that have had a significant impact on the lives of all Americans, but especially its BIPOC citizens.

FEATURING:

  • Moderator, Ricardo Pitts-Wiley
  • Special Guest, Attorney Allan Fung
  • Narrator, Yulie Lee
  • Actor, Geoff White
  • Actor, James Brown

In the final part of this three-part series, we will examine Korematsu v. United States (1944). In this case, the Supreme Court upheld the government’s forceful removal of 120,000 people of Japanese descent from their homes on the West Coast to internment camps in remote areas of western and midwestern states during World War II.

This project is supported by the XIX: Shall Not Be Denied: Why It Matters initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, part of the nationwide “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

To learn more visit www.shallnotbedenied.org

This material was derived or produced in whole or in part through a grant by the XIX: Shall Not Be Denied: Why It Matters initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, part of the nationwide “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The findings, conclusions, and views expressed in this material do not necessarily represent the views of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities or any other funders.


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