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Gentleman’s Agreement of 1907 San Francisco attempted to segregate Japanese and Korean children from schools. The Japanese government appealed to the US government, promising to end immigration of male laborers to the United States if Japanese American children were allowed to remain in San Francisco schools.

*This photograph was taken from the Japanese American National Museum's ongoing exhibit, "Common Ground: The Heart of the Community."

editor — Last modified Mar 30 2011 7:50 p.m.

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