16 Jun Brown v. Board of Education Museum
My name is Fernando Rojas and I’m a rising sophomore at Yale University. I’m spending 10 weeks in Topeka, Kansas researching Mendez v. Westminster. I’ve been given the amazing opportunity to work on the case that ended school segregation for Mexican-American students in Santa Ana, California. Even though Mendez v. Westminster can be traced to the arguments in Brown v. Board of Education, the case is not popularly known. During this summer I hope to explore a theme I have seen in legal cases: the erasure of narratives of the Latino community.