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Dorothy M.
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Remembering Gordon Hirabayashi

Remembering Gordon Hirabayashi

By Dorothy M. Ehrlich, ACLU at 10:15am
Gordon Hirabayashi was an American-born student at the University of Washington in 1942, when he was ordered in his senior year to report to an internment camp in northern California. He refused.
Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

By Dorothy M. Ehrlich, ACLU at 12:39pm

A catastrophic fire swept through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory 100 years ago today. By the time it was over, 146 people had died. Many lay dead on the sidewalks off Washington Square in the middle of New York's Greenwich Village, having …

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

By Dorothy M. Ehrlich, ACLU at 3:31pm

Chanting, "This is what democracy looks like," tens of thousands of demonstrators have filled the streets of Madison, Wisconsin, to insist that the right of unions to organize and collectively bargain be protected.

These demonstrations…

Remembering Civil Liberties Hero Fred Korematsu

By Dorothy M. Ehrlich, ACLU at 5:58pm

Last Sunday we celebrated a new holiday declared by the state of California: “Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution.” It was an opportunity to remember the simple courage, in the face of grave injustice, displayed…

Join Us to Discuss Race and Criminal Justice in America

Join Us to Discuss Race and Criminal Justice in America

By Dorothy M. Ehrlich, ACLU at 6:05pm

Join us on February 18, 2010, at 6 p.m. at Demos in New York City for a discussion about race and criminal justice in America with civil rights advocate and litigator Michelle Alexander.

Trumbo Tackles Blacklist in New Film

By Dorothy M. Ehrlich, ACLU at 3:34pm

Trumbo, a documentary film released today, tells the story of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s courage in resolutely refusing to name names before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the darkest days of the anti-Communist…

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