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Telling Our Stories: Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley, 1910's - 1970's

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School in the San Fernando Valley

Anti-Japanese sentiment also affected the education of the Nisei and Sansei children. Some schools, specifically in northern California had segregated “Oriental Schools.” Japanese American children in the San Fernando Valley were not segregated but were usually only one or two in a classroom.

“One of the Japanese Americans was student body president. We were the only 3 non-whites. There were no blacks, no Hispanics… Northridge back then was mostly Jewish.”

~ Bill Watanabe

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