Community activities

Japanese Americans of the pre-World War II era, urban and rural dwellers alike, lived in tight-knit communities bound together by a wide variety of shared associations and institutions. In an era marked by pronounced anti-Asian racism, Japanese Americans in cities tended to live in segregated ghettoes. While discrimination was the reason for isolated Japanese American neighborhoods, the well-organized and tight-knit community provided a rich social and cultural foundation for the Japanese immigrants and their children.

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Group photo from Bay Area conference (ddr-densho-341-104)
img Group photo from Bay Area conference (ddr-densho-341-104)
Photo in three parts. Caption: "Youth Bear Your Cross / 12th Annual Bay Region Y.P.C.C. April 3-4, 1937