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[Yellow Brotherhood at Westside Optimist youth appreciation night at General Lee's Man Jan Low restaurant, Los Angeles, California, November 18, 1969]

Miyatake, Toyo
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Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Yellow Brotherhood at Westside Optimist youth appreciation night at General Lee's Man Jan Low restaurant, Los Angeles, California, November 18, 1969]
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Los Angeles, Calif., November 18, 1969

(96.267.1099)

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

Description

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

2 negatives : b&w; ; 120mm.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, November 19, 1969.

Yellow Brotherhood (YB) at Westside Optimist youth appreciation night held at General Lee's Man Jan Low restaurant in new Chinatown, Los Angeles, California, November 18, 1969. Includes Mike Yamaki, Ron Nakashima and Mark Torobayashi of Yellow Brotherhood.
1P and 3N: Yamaki, a young Japanese man in suit, speaks at podium at head table to crowd seated at tables.
2P and 4N: Yamaki, points to Optimist banner, "Promise yourself". Two young men stand at left, and Yamaki's mother, who holds her Youth Appreciation award plaque for her work with YB, stands next to a man at right. They are identified (left to right): Nakashima, Torobayashi, Yamaki, Martha Yamaki, and George Izumi, event chair.

Inscription
Typed on original envelope: Westside Optimist -- Grand Star Restaurant.

History
Yellow Brotherhood was a self-help group for youth with juvenile delinquency records. Martha Yamaki, mother of Mike Yamaki, was recognized for her work with the Yellow Brotherhood and received the Youth Appreciation award.

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