Ten years before the US Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on Apartheid in Brown v. Topeka board of education, Felicitas Mendez had launched a legal fight against Apartheid in public schools. The civil rights war between her and her husband helped pave the way for the civil rights movement in the United States and was gradually recognized in the 1950s and 1960s. < / P > < p > to commemorate the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Google doodles on Tuesday dedicated to the Puerto Rican civil rights pioneer and entrepreneur. The video mainly includes an interview file with Mendez about her family’s struggle against racism. Felicita g ó mez mart í Nez was born on February 5, 1916 in the town of jucos, Puerto Rico. she and her family were often subjected to racial discrimination and were confused with black Americans in terms of race. When she was 12 years old, her family moved to Southern California to work in the fields of Orange County, where she was again racially discriminated against, this time as Mexican. < p > < p > in 1935, she married Gonzalo Mendez, a Mexican immigrant and field worker. After the Japanese American master was sent to a concentration camp during World War II, they opened a bar and barbecue shop in Westminster and ran a 40 acre asparagus farm. < / P > < p > at that time, school segregation was very serious. Westminster set up schools for Hispanics and whites. The former was a small house in the Mexican community of the city, while the latter was a better campus with better educational benefits. Mendez wanted her children to go to better schools, but was rejected because of their color and race. Mendez, along with her husband and other parents, first filed a lawsuit against Westminster in 1944 to end apartheid in the city’s schools. The school district’s perception that there is a language problem hindering the education process – this is broken when one of the children testified in court and clearly proved in English that there was no language barrier because most Hispanic American children already spoke English. In 1946, the Federal District Court ruled in favor of the Mendes family, holding that the school district violated the constitutional rights of children to equal protection of the law. One year later, with the participation of future supreme court officer Thurgood Marshall, the Ninth Circuit Court of appeals confirmed the ruling, paving the way for the integration of California’s public schools and laying the foundation for the landmark Brown v. Board of education case of the Supreme Court seven years later. Mendes died in 1998 after working as a nurse for more than 30 years. In 2011, her daughter Sylvia received the Presidential Medal of freedom in recognition of her parents’ role in the lawsuit. IPhone 12 whole family barrel model exposed: it’s a tribute to iPhone 4