Separate Is Never Equal
Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for DesegregationDownloadable Video - 2014
Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a Whites only school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.
Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Call Number: EVIDEO HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 16 min.)) : sd., col