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    Pennsylvania honors legacy of World War II era Japanese-American activist

     In this Jan. 15, 1998 file photo, President Clinton presents Fred Korematsu with a Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House. On Thursday, May 20, 2010, the California state Assembly unanimously passed a bill designating Jan. 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in California. Korematsu, who died in 2005, was arrested in Oakland in 1942 after refusing to enter an internment camp. His case led the U.S. Supreme Court to examine the internment order's legality. (Dennis Cook/AP Photo, file)

    In this Jan. 15, 1998 file photo, President Clinton presents Fred Korematsu with a Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House. On Thursday, May 20, 2010, the California state Assembly unanimously passed a bill designating Jan. 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in California. Korematsu, who died in 2005, was arrested in Oakland in 1942 after refusing to enter an internment camp. His case led the U.S. Supreme Court to examine the internment order's legality. (Dennis Cook/AP Photo, file)

    Pennsylvania is one of seven states commemorating January 30 as The Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and The Constitution honoring the legacy of this World War II era Japanese-American Civil Rights activist.

    Also on Monday the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will hold a related discussion featuring Kermit Roosevelt III, a professor of Constitutional Law at University of Pennsylvania Law School, and author of “Allegiance: A Novel,” a legal thriller examining national security policies during World War II.

    Roosevelt joined NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to discuss the upcoming holiday. Listen to their conversation below.

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