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Wed, Jul 10 from 6:00pm to 6:00pm
Hutchinson Public Library
901 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS

Hutchinson Public Library will host Valerie Mendoza for a presentation and discussion of “Beyond Brown: Mexican Struggle for Equality Before and After Brown V. Board,” on Wednesday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hutchinson Public Library. Members of the community are invited to attend this free program!

The momentous 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case dismantled the 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. 

Valerie Mendoza is a historian and lecturer at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

 “Beyond Brown: Mexican Struggle for Equality Before and After Brown V. Board” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Speakers Bureau, featuring humanities-based presentations designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.

Contact the Hutchinson Public Library at 620-663-5441 or for more information. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas.