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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendez_v._Westminster

Five Mexican-American fathers (Thomas Estrada, William Guzman, Gonzalo Mendez, Frank Palomino, and Lorenzo Ramirez) challenged the practice of school segregation in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, in Los Angeles. They claimed that their children, along with 5000 other children of ...

www.nps.gov/nr/travel/american_latino_heritage/los_angeles_us_court_house_and_post_office.html

Before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled racial segregation in public institutions unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education, Méndez v. Westminster helped end racist policies in California's school districts. This 1946 class-action lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of separate schools for Mexican American students in ...

www.ocweekly.com/ocs-famous-desegregation-case-mendez-et-al-vs-westminster-et-al-celebrates-70-years-this-week-6976134

Feb 16, 2016 ... 18, 1946, U.S. District Court Judge Paul J. McCormick found that the segregation of Mexican students to Mexican-only schools in the Garden Grove, ... by Gonzalez Mendez of Westminster—above the other four headed by Lorenzo Ramirez of Orange, Thomas Estrada of Westminster, William Guzman of ...

blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/05/before-brown-v-board-of-education-there-was-mendez-v-westminster

May 16, 2014 ... Before Brown v. Board of Education There Was Méndez v. Westminster. A blog post at "In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress" on 2014-05-16. ... William Guzmán, Gonzalo Méndez, Frank Palomino, and Lorenzo Ramírez—set out to challenge the practice of school segregation in the U.S. District ...

americanhistory.si.edu/brown/history/2-battleground/pursuit-equality-2.html

Segregated America · The Battleground · The Educated Citizen · Quest for Education · Pursuit of Equality · Legal Campaign · Five Communities Change a Nation ... Méndez v. Westminster. By law, school districts in California segregated American Indian and Asian children. They also commonly placed Latino and African ...

blogs.loc.gov/law/2015/02/legacy-of-mendez-v-westminster

Feb 26, 2015 ... Gonzalo Méndez, William Guzmán, Frank Palomino, Thomas Estrada, and Lorenzo Ramírez, as citizens of the United States, and on behalf of their minor children, and as they allege in the petition, on behalf of 'some 5000' persons similarly affected, all of Mexican or Latin descent, have filed a class suit ...

www.ocregister.com/2014/01/16/el-modena-family-learns-about-fathers-segregation-struggle

Jan 16, 2014 ... His case eventually was combined with suits brought by four other families in Orange County in the landmark case Mendez, et al v. Westminster. The 1947 suit, with plaintiffs from Santa Ana, Garden Grove, El Modena and Westminster, ended segregation in California – seven years before the U.S. Supreme ...

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