Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Méndez v. Westminster Plaintiff to be Awarded Highest Civilian Honor (The Latin Americanist)

Sylvia Mendez, who as an eight-year-old in 1943 was barred from enrolling in a California public  school because of her dark skin color--a situation that led to a landmark court case that later became a key antecedent to the Brown vs. Board of Eduacation ruling--will receive the 2011 Medal of Freedom ... read more

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