World War II Incarceration: May 1942

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Fred Korematsu (foreground)Fred Korematsu (foreground)Twenty-three year old Fred Korematsu is arrested on a San Leandro street for not complying with the military’s incarceration orders. Korematsu and his Italian American fiancée intended to leave California to marry. The ACLU of Northern California takes on Korematsu’s legal challenge.