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Landmark Integration Decision For Latinos Is Remembered06:02

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Many Americans are familiar with Brown v. Board of Education, the court case that ended legal segregation in public schools nationally. Less well-known is Mendez v. Westminster. Nearly seven years before the Brown ruling, Mendez ended legally-sanctioned segregation of Latino students.

Today, on the 70th anniversary of that decision, Brigid Kelly of NPR's Code Switch team reports on a project that is introducing a new generation to the history and the legacy of that case.


This segment aired on February 18, 2016.

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