Summer Lectures Held: Prohibition, Korematsu

The Fenton History Center’s 2023 lecture series continues.

On Wednesday, July 12, 2023, where Sam Genco and Karen Livsey gave a presentation on their research on prohibition in Jamestown, including a slide show of numerous newspaper articles and numerous stories and incidents from the prohibition era in our community from 100 years ago.

Then, on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Randy Elf discussed the U.S. Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States, examining its pivotal role in American legal history. Elf analyzed the case’s context, where the Court ruled in 1944 that the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII was constitutional.

The final installment of Fenton’s Lecture series this year will be held on September 13 at 7 p.m. where Paul Johnson will present a timeline of Chautauqua Steamboats and Hotels. The event is free and open to the public and will also be streamed on Facebook.

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