Visiting Little Tokyo in downtown
Los Angeles, I snapped a few pictures for my records. Photos taken
May 25, 2000, by Petesthousandpeaks.
The Japanese American National
Museum was opened just recently. It chronicles the achievements
of the Nisei people, who struggled against prejudice and hatred,
but nonetheless gained success in society. The then current sports
exhibit details the history of Japanese-American athletic accomplishment
in the United States. That spanned pre-war sumo wrestling to our
1992 Olympic gold medalist, Kristy Yamaguchi.
On a more somber note, the Go For
Broke Memorial, also dedicated recently, honors the efforts of
thousands of Nisei servicemen to prove their loyalty during World
War II. The names of all those who served, and also, died, are
inscribed on the wall in the back of the memorial.
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