2008 National Conference » Events

Minoru Yasui: Civil Rights Icon Exhibit

Topic: General Activity
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: University of Colorado Denver's Auraria Library

Born in 1916 in Hood River, Oregon, Minoru Yasui was an attorney in Denver, Colorado from 1945 until his death in 1986. Yasui purposefully violated the Curfew Order for Japanese Americans in 1942 to initiate a test case, which found him guilty. He became active in Denver, Colorado's Japanese American community, serving as a member of the Japanese American Citizens' League and as the director of the city's Commission on Community Relations. Before his death in 1986, he filed a writ of error coram nobis in U.S. District Court.

The exhibit will include personal and professional correspondence in English and Japanese which document Yasui's many civic activities, materials relating to the coram nobis case, records of the Japanese American Citizens' League, significant documents relating to the Japanese American fight for Redress, memorabilia and photographs.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Auraria Library and Asian American Student Services of the University of Colorado Denver. It is a short walk from the Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center to the Auraria Library. For directions and map, click here .

Tentative Hours:
Monday – Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and the Fourth of July

The exhibit will run from July 1-31, 2008