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- From the Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries
It was in the Suzzallo Library Reading Room in 1942 where Gordon K. Hirabayashi, a UW student who eventually earned three degrees at UW, resisted the curfew imposed on anyone of Japanese descent. Later, he refused to report for the incarceration ordered by Executive Order 9066, becoming one of the few people to legally oppose the incarceration of Japanese Americans.
It was not until 1987 that his convictions would be overturned by Judge Mary Schroeder of the Ninth Circuit Court. ()
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