Thursday, January 21, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday



Marie of The French Factrice is the host of Postcard Friendship Friday



I wanted you to see this (cancelled) stamp that I received on a card yesterday. You can read the full story and see an uncancelled stamp here.

This 41-cent stamp was unveiled in 2007 and commemorates the 60th anniversary celebration of the Mendez vs. Westminster (1947) decision. This case represents the Mexican American Desegregation Case from Orange County, California in 1946. The case was decided seven years before Brown v. The Board of Education, and argued on Appeal by Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP, among many others. The Mendez case is a civil rights study about how one family stood up to a segregated society and with the support of their friends, relatives, community and hosts of lawyers and civil rights groups, convinced the Courts that segregation had no place in our schools or in our society.

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10 comments:

Postcardy said...

I hadn't heard about that case.

Mary said...

Very interesting. Hadn't heard abuot it either.

Snap said...

Wonderful stamp and I love getting educated! Happy PFF!

Bob of Holland said...

A beautiful stamp and story.

Marie Reed said...

The colors are so vibrant and powerful! They represent this case well! Fascinating post Mary!

Sheila said...

Such an interesting stamp and story, and something that had entirely escaped me. I had no idea that segregation had extended to Mexicans and other groups too.

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Beautiful stamp! I had heard of this case but didn't quite know what it was. Thanks for the info. Have a great day!

Sherrie
A View of My Life

Shaunna said...

Happy PFF - Great stamp! I've heard of Brown, but never Mendez. Thanks for letting us know!

Lyneen said...

PFF... I am sad to say i never heard of this case either. It is interesting what we learn from PFF. THANKS

Beth Niquette said...

How interesting--this one is news to me. Happy PFF!

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