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Gordon Hirabayashi

Gor·don Hi·ra·ba·ya·shi

Gordon Hirabayashi

 
pronunciation:
gor dn hi r ba ya shi
part of speech: noun
definition: an American of Japanese descent who, during World War II, was one of few Japanese-Americans to openly defy the relocation orders of the U.S. Government. He challenged the constitutionality of the application of curfews for minority groups, and his case eventually went to the Supreme Court, where he was unanimously ruled against in Hirabayashi v. United States in 1943 (b.1918--).