Jackson Center to Host Karen Korematsu
The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education was co-founded by Ms. Korematsu in 2009. The Institute, which advances pan-ethnic civil and human rights through education, develops and distributes free curriculum about Fred Korematsu’s story, the Japanese American incarceration, and current civil rights issues, to classrooms around the United States. As such, Ms. Korematsu will present lesson plans and other classroom materials during a Jackson Center-sponsored Western New York Teacher Conference held earlier in the day.
Founded in 2001, the Robert H. Jackson Center advances the ideals of the late Justice Robert H. Jackson, a leading advocate of American democracy and justice, who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1941 to 1954. A former country lawyer in Chautauqua County, Jackson was the architect of the Nuremberg Trials following World War II.
The Center is located at 305 East Fourth Street, Jamestown. Tours are available from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m., Monday–Saturday, or by appointment. For additional information about this and other events, contact the Jackson Center at 483-6646 or visit www.roberthjackson.org.