By 1946, Japanese Americans were released from the internment camps, but the injustice of the war years was not forgotten. Many members of the Japanese American community were determined to create a public understanding of the injustices they had suffered and to resolve the basic Constitutional issues related to their wartime incarceration. More than forty years after internment, the U.S. government finally acknowledged its wrongs with a formal apology to the Japanese American community, and passage of the Civil Liberties Act in 1988.
On December 17, 1944, Public Proclamation Number 21 ended the mass imprisonment... More
Four major court cases testing the constitutionality of wartime treatment of Japanese American citizens reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1943 and 1944...More
In addition to seeking to correct justice in the courts, Japanese Americans sought legislative redress for the injustice, hardships, and suffering... More
...The Constitution of the United States remains the most successful frame of government ever devised-and continues to be interpreted and amended based on the will of the people... More
The wartime experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry holds important lessons for all Americans... More