Additional Information on the League of United Latin American Citizens

* In 1945, a California LULAC Council successfully sued to integrate the Orange County School System, which, by LULAC’s telling, had been segregated based on the notion that Mexican children were “more poorly clothed and mentally inferior to white children.”

* In 1954, LULAC brought forth a landmark caseHernandez v. the State of Texas, to protest that not a single Mexican American in Texas had ever served on a jury. The Supreme Court ruled this exclusion unconstitutional.

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