Fred Korematsu opposed Japanese Internment camps during WWII, suffered through them, and went on to sue against the criminal records given to internment prisoners. He won the Presidential Freedom Award from President Clinton.
This piece is an excerpt from "Nam June Paik: Lessons from the Video Master." Created by his friend and fellow video artist Skip Blumberg.
May was chosen to commemorate two events:
(1) May 7, 1843: The immigration of the first Japanese to the United States
(2) May 10, 1869: The completion of the transcontinental railroad, which was built mostly by Chinese immigrants.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Shannon Luders-Manuel.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
Organizer created on 4/11/2012 9:32:30 AM by Becky Miller
Last edited 5/12/2021 11:14:33 AM by Laura Nietzer