Sylvia Mendez on Mendez v. Westminster School District

Activist Sylvia Mendez spoke at a business meeting of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about her experiences at the center of the 1947… read more

Activist Sylvia Mendez spoke at a business meeting of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about her experiences at the center of the 1947 federal court case Mendez v. Westminster School District, which challenged racial segregation in Orange County, California, schools. Her parents brought a class-action lawsuit on her behalf against four Los Angeles area school districts. The case went all the way to the Nine Circuit Court of Appeals and lead to the desegregation of schools in California. Ms. Mendez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 for her civil rights and education advocacy work. close

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Program ID:
417233-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Meeting
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 21, 2016 | 11:13am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 22, 2016 | 2:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Oct 21, 2016 | 11:13am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 21, 2016 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 22, 2016 | 2:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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