Beyond Brown: Mexican Struggles for Equality Before and After Brown v. Board by Valerie Mendoza
Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau
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.
Senior Wednesdays are sponsored by generous funding through The Charles and Joanne McIlwaine Foundation, and hosted by the Museum and its friends group WHiMS. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program starts at 10 a.m. Tours follow at 11 a.m. Museum admission for non-members is $ 2.00 (free to members).