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[Jack Webb receiving certificate -- "Young Americans" singers at Mayor Sam Yorty's office in City Hall, Los Angeles, California, June 6, 1968]

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[Jack Webb receiving certificate -- "Young Americans" singers at Mayor Sam Yorty's office in City Hall, Los Angeles, California, June 6, 1968]
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Los Angeles, Calif., June 6, 1968

(96.267.1004)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

2 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

4 negatives : b&w; ; 120 mm.

Actor Jack Webb receives a certificate from Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty; prior to their one month tour of Japan, "Young Americans" singers visit Mayor Yorty in his office in City Hall, Los Angeles, California, June 19, 1968.
1P and 3N: Nisei Week Queen Joanne Uyehara in kimono and tiara, stands at left next to a bearded Caucasian man in suit and striped necktie and Nancy Fujihiro of "Young Americans", dressed in white vest over dark turtleneck and white skirt.
2P and 6N: "Young Americans", a large interracial group of singers fill Mayor Yorty's office. Caucasian, African American and Asian young people sing and play guitar. Women wear white vests and skirts over dark turtlenecks and Men wear V-neck pullovers over white shirts and neckties. City of Los Angeles emblem in background.
4N: Mayor Yorty presents a certificate to actor Jack Webb of Dragnet. Another Caucasian man in suit stands at left. Two microphones on desk in foreground. City of Los Angeles emblem in background.
5N: Mayor Yorty presents a message for the Mayor of Nagoya to Milton Anderson, a Caucasian man in suit, and Nisei Week Queen Uyehara as "Young Americans" singers stand in background holding banner. A Caucasian man in suit holds microphone at right.
7N: Mayor Yorty stands smiling in center shaking a young woman's hand as Caucasian, African American and Asian young people of "Young Americans" sing and play instruments around them. Women wear white vests and skirts over dark turtlenecks and Men wear V-neck pullovers over white shirts and neckties. City of Los Angeles emblem in background.

Inscription
Typed on original envelope: Singing Group at Mayor's Office -- Mr. Jack Webb.

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