Gordon Hirabayashi was one of the few Japanese Americans who had the courage and tenacity to challenge the legality and constitutionality of the curfew and exclusion orders imposed upon Japanese Americans during World War II following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941.
The following is a brief and concise biography authored by Cherstin M. Lyon from the California State University in San Bernardino, CA and published by the Densho Encyclopedia.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Gordon Hirabayashi - a Study in Courage in the Face of Extraordinary Obstacles
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