Friday, September 14, 2007
According to the USPS, today many of the students who attended desegregated schools for the first time in 1947 will be on hand when the U.S. Postal Service dedicates a stamp to honor the case that made it possible, Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District et al.
Thurgood Marshall, Jr., member, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, and stamp dedicating official is in the release as saying, “This stamp captures the vision and inspiration of a group of parents who fought the odds to make a difference for all Americans."
Marshall’s father, Thurgood Marshall, represented the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as a friend of the court in the case. Seven years later, Marshall drew upon key legal points from Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District et al. in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which abolished segregation in schools nationwide.
To read the entire release, click here.