Located in the state of California ana city in the northern part of Orange County, Westminster has been largely known because of its numerous Vietnamese Refugees who immigrated to the United States and settled in the city during the 1980s. These immigrants settled in a portion of the city that was largely known as Little Saigon. The city of Westminster was founded by a Presbyterian missionary and became a Presbyterian temperance colony before its incorporation in 1957. The city is bordered on the west by the Seal Beach, on the north, and east by Garden Grove, and on the south by Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley on the south. Orange County’ city seat Santa Ana is right next to Westminster. The city also received the award as the All-American City in 1196. The process of the city’s desegregation started when a Hispanic man sued the Westminster School District because they forced his daughter to attend a run-down school for the reason of her race, thus, started the desegregation in the city and the daughter of the Hispanic Man, Sylvia Mendez was later awarded by President Barack Obama Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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