Fred Korematsu Day Celebration Set for Jan. 30 - AsianWeekThe state holiday is the first in the nation named after an Asian American. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill last fall approving the holiday honoring Korematsu, a civil rights hero who resisted the rounding up of Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II.
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