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.
- Brigid Kelly, reporter for NPR's Code Switch team.
This segment aired on February 18, 2016.