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Other individuals connected with Central Union who were also cited for being "representative of the people who were willing to challenge prejudice and discriminating practices, who stuck their necks out to help the Japanese overcome numerous obstacles" were Charles M. Hyde (1832-1899) for "meeting the first arrivals in 1885 and conducting dockside Christian services, later recruiting Japanese ministers and rendering humanitarian help to the immigrants;" Theodore Richards (1867-1948) for "dedicating his life to promoting East-West harmony and, with his wife, introducing through their home hospitality many Japanese to American family life;" and Frank C. Atherton (1877-1945) who "took the lead in removing race as a consideration for admission to YMCA programs and promoting greater Japanese participation."95

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