New project commemorates Latino legacy in San Diego County
Project thought to be the first comprehensive, multimedia presentation of Latino history in the region By Lyndsay Winkley In the 1950s, Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka toppled racial segregation in schools after a group of Black families whose children were barred from their local public school decided to push back. But twenty years […]

San Diego Union Tribune

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October 15, 2021

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Project thought to be the first comprehensive, multimedia presentation of Latino history in the region

 Lyndsay Winkley

In the 1950s, Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka toppled racial segregation in schools after a group of Black families whose children were barred from their local public school decided to push back.

But twenty years before that, in San Diego County, another group of families was fighting racism in the classroom.

In 1931, a group of families, many who had immigrated from Baja California, filed their own court case after school officials refused to allow Mexican students into the Lemon Grove Grammar School. Instead, the children were sent to an old, two-room building that was often referred to as ‘La Caballeriza’ or ‘the barnyard,’ the San Diego History Center website says.

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