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A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California
In March 1945, five fathers in Orange County, California, brought a class-action lawsuit against four school districts on behalf of their own children and 5,000 other children that were being forced to attend segregated “Mexican schools.”
This exhibit tells the story of their landmark lawsuit, Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District et al., and reveal how community organizing and grassroots activism can produce positive change in schools and communities across the United States.
The interactive exhibit provides a physical space where visitors can explore the case, its origins, and how its legacy inspired others to go on to make a difference.
For more information about the exhibit, please contact us.