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

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My Parents told us never to go to the County hospital, because the Japanese get no help there. For example, there was a terrible flood and a White woman got covered with mud. The nurses ignored her because they thought she was Black or Mexican. After they washed the woman’s dirt, [realizing she was White] they helped the woman immediately.

~Mary Oda

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Mother and daughters with their car
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Image Contributed by: Nancy Takayama Names of people: Masayo Takayama, Yuriko Takayama, and friend Date: Place: Photograph by: Original Photo size: Description: © California State University, Northridge 2008 For more ... More »

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