Felicitas Mendez Death – Dead : How did Felicitas Mendez Die – Felicitas Mendez Cause of Death.

By | September 15, 2020

Felicitas Mendez Death – Dead : How did Felicitas Mendez Die – Felicitas Mendez Cause of Death.

Google is paying homage to Felicitas Mendez, a Puerto Rican woman. She and her Mexican immigrant husband, Gonzalo Mendez, led a school desegregation fight in California. It set up the Brown vs. Board of Ed landmark case. 
Google Doodle celebrates Puerto Rican civil rights pioneer and business owner Felicitas Mendez who fought school segregation in California in the 1940s. Illustration by Emily Barrera.

Who is Felicitas Mendez

Felicitas Gómez Martínez de Mendez was a Puerto Rican activist in the American civil rights movement. In 1946, Mendez and her husband Gonzalo led an educational civil rights battle that changed California and set an important legal precedent for ending de jure segregation in the United States. According to her profile on Wikipedia


Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.


The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

Jonathan E. Collins wrote 
If you go to @Google ’s site, you’ll find a doodle of Felicitas Mendez. We praise the importance Brown v. Board in igniting school desegregation activism. But before Brown there was Mendez v. Westminster, and it just shows how long & hard we’ve been fighting for equitable schools.

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Rosa Flores wrote 
Today’s Google Doodle honors civil rights pioneer Felicitas Mendez. She sued a CA school for refusing her kids enrollment bec of their skin color. In 1946 a fed court ruled schools were violating Mexican American citizen’s rights.

Gabriela Miranda Quiñones wrote 
If you’ve used Google today meet Felicitas Mendez— a beautiful Puerto Rican woman & civil rights pioneer.

Her children were refused enrollment to a school in California due to their skin color and ethnicity & she fought back in court—later segregation was ruled unconstitutional.

Isabel Morales, EdD wrote 
Google Drive was having an epic meltdown today, so I shifted my lesson plan rt before class, & it worked out for the best!

Played the rock n roll & son jarocho versions of La Bamba, played a Latinx History Kahoot & introduced my kids to the Nearpod Latinx History Rap Contest. Two hearts

Isabel Morales, EdD wrote 
We also talked about today’s Felicitas Mendez Google doodle, and Richard Montañez, the inventor of Hot Cheetos!

99% of my students are Latinx, and admitted that they’ve only learned about Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Frida Kahlo.

Girls Like Me, Inc. wrote 
Felicitas Mendez was a business owner, a civil rights pioneer, and a good trouble maker. She is most known for her role in suing the school district in Westminster, California, after her children were refused enrollment at a local public school because of their skin color.

Carla McNeal, Ed. D. wrote 
Did you know that Mendez vs. Westminster set a precedent for the desegregation of schools & that Thurgood Marshall later used some of the arguments from that case in Brown? Me neither. But the story is fascinating. Today’s Google Doodle honors Felicitas Mendez.

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