ERIC Number: EJ718027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 24
"Mendez v. Westminster School District": How It Affected "Brown v. Board of Education"
Aguirre, Frederick P.
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v4 n4 p321-332 Oct 2005
Most Americans are keenly aware of the African American civil rights movement. However, few know about the comparable struggle of Mexican Americans to enjoin the practice of segregated public schools in the Southwest. This article analyzes "Mendez v. Westminster School District," a 1946 federal court case that ruled that separate but equal schools for Mexican American children in Orange County, California, was unconstitutional and that influenced the famous 1954 case of "Brown v. Board of Education."
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Civil Rights, Mexican Americans, Equal Education, Public Schools, School Segregation, Access to Education, Educational History
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: California