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Before 'Brown v. Board of Education'

NPR's Claudio Sanchez examines the little-known school desegregation case of Mendez v. Westminster. This California case won access for Mexican Americans to white schools in 1947 and helped set the stage seven years later for Brown v. Board of Education.

Images from "Fire in the Morning," a pictorial exhibit of Mexican-American history in Orange County.

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