Sylvia Mendez Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Mendez Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) issued the following statement as President Obama today awarded Sylvia Mendez, daughter of Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez- defendants of the landmark school desegregation case Mendez v. Westminster, the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her tireless efforts to educate young people about the desegregation movement and its vital role in the history of the...

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