Before Brown v. Board Of Education, Mexican Families Fought For Equality In Calif. Classrooms

12/03/2010 01:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It bothered Sandra Robbie that she didn't know.

She'd grown up in 1970s Westminster, the daughter of a Mexican American family.

She'd learned all about Selma and the March on Washington.

But Robbie, 54, graduated from high school and college without ever being told about Mendez et al vs. Westminster, the battle waged for civil rights in her own community.


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