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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

New Book Details How Two O.C. Families And a Farm Helped Integrate Public Schools

A Japanese American family’s modest farm in Westminster once harvested much more than just asparagus, strawberries and tomatoes. Its fields were also woven into the story of Mendez, et al v. Westminster, one of Orange County’s most famous civil rights cases.

Janice Munemitsu, whose father owned the farm, recounts the tale in her newly published book, “The Kindness of Color: The Story of Two Families and Mendez, et al v. Westminster, the 1947 Desegregation of California Public Schools.”

Read more on my latest TimesOC feature:

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