Fred Korematsu Day
January 30, Monday
The Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution is celebrated on January 30 in California to commemorate the birthday of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American civil rights activist (see Korematsu v. US). It is the first day in U.S. history named after an Asian American. It was signed into law by then-governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, on September 23, 2010.
The day was first commemorated in 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley, as a day recognizing American civil liberties and rights under the Constitution of the United States. Educational materials were also distributed to school teachers for classroom use.
Fred Korematsu Day in other years
- 2021 January 30, Saturday
- 2022 January 30, Sunday
- 2024 January 30, Tuesday