“A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States” by Gordon K. Hirabayashi with James A. Hirabayashi and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi will be the subject of a book talk on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo.
In 1942, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi (1918-2012) defied the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast, and was subsequently convicted and imprisoned. In “A Principled Stand,” his brother James and nephew Lane have brought together his prison diaries and wartime correspondence to tell the story of the U.S. Supreme Court case Hirabayashi v. United States. “A Principled Stand” tells his story in his own words, at the time of his incarceration, for the very first time.
Join Lane Hirabayashi, an author and UCLA professor, for a discussion about his uncle’s life. The book can be purchased at the Museum Store.
This program is co-sponsored by the Aratani Endowed Chair, UCLA Asian American Studies.
For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org.