Colorado Voices

Alamosa school desegregation case among first of its kind

Clip | 11m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

From 1912 to 1914, Mexican and Spanish American communities rallied the Alamosa School District to allow students to attend the school nearest them — regardless of their last name. The long-forgotten case of Francisco Maestas v. Superintendent George H. Shone and the Board of Education is a herald of school desegregation in the Southwest.

Aired: 10/07/21

Rating: NR

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Colorado Voices is a local public television program presented by RMPBS.