Monday, May 19, 2008

Mendez a Symbol of Fighting Racism

Ground was broken in 1997 for the Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School. In 1945 Mr. Mendez and others filed the landmark case Mendez vs. Westminster seeking to end segregation of Mexican students in Orange County; this was accomplished in 1947. The Mendez School was dedicated and classes opened in 2001.

Works Cited
“Santa Ana Historic Timeline.” City of Santa Ana Downtown Orange County. 1999. Federal
Empowerment Zone. 1 May 2008 <>.