Margaret Salazar-Porzio Talks about Sylvia Mendez: From Classrooms to History Books

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Sylvia Mendez has dedicated her life to bringing awareness of discrimination in schools. Her activism began as a young child attending school in Southern California. During the 1940s, her family joined others to fight for fair schooling for non-white children. 

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