Kathryn Korematsu dies

Frances “Kathryn” (Pearson) Korematsu passed away in her sleep Oct. 28, 2013, in Oakland, Calif., according to an obituary issued by the the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education. She was 92. Korematsu was born on March 14, 1921, in Greenville, S.C. She held a bachelor’s degree in science from Winthrop College, […]

LETTERS: Kudos for Korematsu Day coverage

Dear Editor: Thank you for the excellent coverage of the first Fred T. Korematsu Day celebration at UC Berkeley on Jan. 30 … Kudos to Vivien Kim Thorp. Kathryn P. Korematsu San Leandro, Calif.

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: Fred Korematsu finally gets his day

BERKELEY, Calif. — January 30 was the late Fred Korematsu’s birthday. The Oakland, Calif. native and civil rights icon would have turned 92. Often described as “humble,” he probably would have been surprised to find the Rev. Jesse Jackson and several hundred strangers celebrating in his honor. But Jan. 30 was the state of California’s […]

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