• Creator
  • Hirabayashi, Gordon
  • Created Date
  • 1983
  • Description
  • Gordon Hirabayashi begins his letter to the legal teams, Min Yasui, Fred Korematsu, and Peter Irons by saying, "I write this with a mixture of sorrow, anger and anguish." He continues to describe the fight for his constitutional rights back in the 1940s saying, "We lost everything in the short term, but I never relinquished our long term goal." Gordon outlines their current issues and possible self-defeat if they do not come together in a cohe... more
    Gordon Hirabayashi begins his letter to the legal teams, Min Yasui, Fred Korematsu, and Peter Irons by saying, "I write this with a mixture of sorrow, anger and anguish." He continues to describe the fight for his constitutional rights back in the 1940s saying, "We lost everything in the short term, but I never relinquished our long term goal." Gordon outlines their current issues and possible self-defeat if they do not come together in a cohesive manner. He expresses his frustrations with the possibility of settling out of court. Gordon concludes his letter by saying, "If necessary, I prefer to go down again uncompromisingly. Is it possible for the three law groups to develop enlightened and coordinated overall, along with the local, court strategies? With all due respect and appreciation for everything you've accomplished thus far (a tremendous success), if from now we cannot work together to go for broke, I want out.". less
  • Format
  • Text
    Correspondence (letter)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in JPEG format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2015