Sylvia Méndez Honors Her Parents’ Legacy

Sylvia Mendez an American Civil Rights Activist who played an instrumental role in the Mendez v. Westminster case, the landmark desegregation case of 1946.

Sylvia Mendez is the daughter of Gonzalo Mendez, a Mexican immigrant and Felicitas Mendez, a Puerto Rican immigrant, who fought so that Sylvia could have an equal education through the landmark court battle of Mendez v. Westminster, et al.