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Valerie Mendoza, Speaker

Historian and Lecture at Kansas City Kansas Community College

Beyond Brown: Mexican Struggles for Equality Before and After Brown V. Board

The momentous 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case dismantled racial segregation in public schools. Yet, the segregation experienced by Mexican and Mexican American students is often overlooked. This presentation looks at the ways the Latino communities banded together to fight discrimination and demand equal protection under the law, focusing special attention on Kansas examples. 

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(785) 845-6385

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