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Erica Bennett short film

 Collection — Container: Mendez v. Westminster Box 5, Folder: 14
Identifier: 2017-012-r

Content Description

This DVD is a short film titled "Mendez v. Westminster: Families for Equality" and was donated by Erica Bennett. It was created by Bennett in 2009 and released in 2010. The film is about the Mendez v. Westminster case of 1946-1947, the families that were involved, and the legacy of the case. It features some of the individuals connected to the case like: Isabel Ayala, Jeannie Ayala Murphy, Beverly Guzman Gallegos, Virginia Guzman, Gonzalo Mendez Jr., Sylvia Mendez, Janice Munemitsu, Henry Ramirez, Silvino Ramirez, and Josefina Soto Ramirez.


  • Publication: Released in 2010

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.


.025 Linear feet ((1 folder) )

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This item is a short film on DVD titled "Mendez v. Westminster: Families for Equality" and was created by Erica Bennett. It was donated by Bennett in January of 2011.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Erica Bennett

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Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

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