In 1942 the Hirata family was moved to a relocation camp in Poston, Arizona...

His first employment was at Santa Fe Railroad where he was the first black to receive a machinist apprenticeship...

"...I remember not used to being mixed because all through elementary, junior high, and high school we were all hispanic..."


"When people made up their minds that they wanted to be free and took actions, then there was change. But they couldn't just rest on that change. It has to continue."

Rosa Parks

Dred Scott 1857

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