Mendez v. Westminster: Paving the Way to School Desegregation

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In 1947, parents won a federal lawsuit against several California school districts that had segregated Mexican-American schoolchildren. For the first time, this case introduced evidence in a court that school segregation harmed minority children.

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    Grade: 8 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, Civics, American Democracy

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