Hello, MOTAL friends! We wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest installation of our popular exhibit, A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California, on view at Coast Community College District through November 30, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Our staff,
interns and volunteers worked hard to make sure this exhibit was installed neatly for the viewing pleasure of the public!
This traveling exhibition will be in this new home for three months. It tells a dramatic, historic story of five Mexican-American families who fought school segregation. The key to their success was the shrewd legal strategy used in the groundbreaking class action case, Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District et al. They fought on behalf of thousands of children who were being discriminated against by being placed in segregated schools. The plaintiffs won the original case in 1946 and then won the appeal in 1947, seven years before Brown v. Board of Education (1954). This exhibition has won a prestigious national award and has traveled to eighteen venues throughout California and Oregon.
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