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Title
Filipino World War II veterans
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection;
Contributor
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1996
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/orderinguse.html for additional information.
The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
Description
Image is a reproduction.
Royal Morales was born on May 28th, 1932 in Los Angeles, California. Both of his parents were immigrants from the Philippines. He and his family moved back to the Philippines in 1934. He moved back to the U.S. in 1951 at the age of 18 after he graduated from Eureka High School. He attended Chapman University in Orange, California where he studied Sociology and Philosophy. He later attended USC where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Social Work. He was drafted by the U.S. Armed Forces in 1956 and served until 1958 at which point he returned to Los Angeles. From 1959 to 1970 he worked at the Neighborhood Youth Association through the United Way in the West Los Angeles, Venice, and Wilmington offices. He did outreach for at-risk youth in these neighborhoods. He also worked with the Oriental Service Center, the Asian American Education Commission, and the Council of Oriental Organization. He was involved in the Fair Housing Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1990s he worked at the Refugee Service Center in the Alcohol Program for Asian Americans. He also taught classes on the Philipino-American experience at Cerritos Community College and UCLA. He was a founding member of the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans youth program in the 1970s and worked with groups such as the Coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islanders and Asian Pacific Planning Council.
World War II Filipino veterans at the East-West Community Partnership Forum held at Castelar Elementary School in Chinatown. Their display documents their demands for benefits from the United States government; In 2009, surviving Filipino veterans received a one-time $15,000 lump sum from the United States. Photograph dated September, 1996.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :col. ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00005706
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Filipino American Community
S-012-296 120
CARL0005061955
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/81111
Subject
Castelar Elementary School (Chinatown, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Veterans--Philippines
Military pensions--United States
Elementary schools--California--Los Angeles
Schools--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)
Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Filipino American photographs
Time Period
1991-2000
Source
Morales, Royal

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