Sylvia Mendez



The Museum of Tolerance is pleased to arrange a special presentation from

Civil Rights Hero

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Sylvia Mendez is a civil rights activist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At age eight, she played an instrumental role in Mendez vs. Westminster, the landmark case that would help to make California the first state in the nation to end segregation in its schools and help pave the way to Brown v. Board of Education which would mandate the desegregation of all the nation’s public schools.

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