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Peters, Bill (fl. 1974) Japanese-Americans in Brighton, Colorado

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09849 Author/Creator: Peters, Bill (fl. 1974) Place Written: Denver, Colorado Type: Photograph Date: 27 March 1974 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 20.7 x 25.4 cm.

One black-and-white image taken by Bill Peters for the Denver Post dated March 27, 1974. Pictured are a group of Japanese-American women who are prepping a meal. The women are Nissei, second-generation Americans of Japanese descent. Reverse side of the photograph contains labels such as "Japanese-Americans (Brighton Association)," editor's remarks, print date and staff photographer's information.

The image is likely of the Nissei Women's Club which was formed in 1948 to allow for Japanese Americans and other Americans to improve on community relations following World War II.

Colorado has been noted for having a complex history with Japanese Americans. A large community of people of Japanese descent had resided in the state prior to World War II; Granada War Relocation Center, an internment camp also known as Camp Amache detained over 7,500 people.

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