Para Todos Los Ninos / For All The Children


Many people know of desegregation as it happened in the American South, but this exhibition shares the story of the landmark struggles of Latino families in Southern California almost ten years before Brown v. Board of Education. Para Todos Los Niños - Fighting Segregation in California, which premiered at the MOT, shows the history of segregation and discrimination in California that targeted all non-White citizens, in housing, jobs, and schools.

 Prior to the 1940s, signs such as this were common throughout the Southwest.  
Participants learn the dramatic story of Mendez v. Westminster and the broad multi-racial grassroots efforts, including lawyers and activists, to end school segregation in rural Orange County. Participants will learn of their impact in closing not only “Mexican schools” but in battling segregated schools for all.

Para Todos Los Ninos: Fighting Segregation in California

Created by the Museum of Tolerance in collaboration with:

- Sandra Robbie, writer and producer of the Emmy winning documentary Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos los Ninos.

- The Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL) and the Center for Oral and Public History at California State University, Fullerton.

With major support from:

Chapman University, College of Education Studies and the Leatherby Libraries


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