Today, there are marginalized groups in America fearing discrimination and exclusion. Over seventy years ago, Japanese and Japanese Americans faced similar hostility during and after WWII. One entity that recruited and welcomed 2,500 released from the U.S. incarceration camps was Seabrook Farms in southern New Jersey, a massive vegetable produce processing enterprise that employed a workforce that included Eastern European wartime refugees, Caribbeans, African Americans and Appalachians – over 30 ethnicities speaking more than 20 languages. In 1947, Seabrook, NJ had the largest population of Japanese Americans in the nation. Seabrook was so unusual that it was featured in LIFE Magazine in 1955.
JAJA JUNE 27 – SEABROOK: THE ONCE AND FUTURE GLOBAL VILLAGE
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