A porch with a light on. A place to call home. That is probably what the American dream still is today, to many. And that is what Ken and Jukichi Harada had in mind when they purchased this property on Lemon Street. Little did they know their neighbors to the left would start a legal suit that would cost them years of their lives and that of their American born children. The purchase of the house on Lemon Street was a sad prequel to yet another tragic chapter, the internment of the entire family in concentration camps set after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, in December of 1941.
To read the published text click here: Casa de Riverside representa lucha por los derechos civiles
I started working the Western End of Riverside County in 2013. A fascinating local history can only be paired with a burgeoning urban center showing the fastest growth in the entire US since 2012.