Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis: Japanese-American Internment and America Today

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 1 p.m.

Admission: Free

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Kermit Roosevelt is joined by Karen Korematsu, founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and daughter of the civil rights activist, to discuss Roosevelt’s latest novel, AllegianceJess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, moderates.

A book sale and signing with Kermit Roosevelt will follow the discussion.

Event & Parking Information

  • Registration is recommended for all programs. Call 215-409-6700 or click here to reserve your seats.
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  • Seating begins one hour prior to program start time, and programs last approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information.
  • Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.


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