How the first Mexican-American school desegregation case was won, lost, and found anew
A school desegregation case in Colorado was won, and nearly lost to history. In 1912, Alamosa was home to two schools, serving white and Mexican students respectively. When the child of a Hispanic family living near the white school tried to enroll there, he was denied. His family sued and won, marking the earliest recorded Mexican-American desegregation case. The story was long forgotten... until a group of historians came along.