John O. Gonzales

 

 

 

Age: 91

 

Summary: longtime civil rights activist and founding president of a Los Angeles, California council of the League of United Latin American Citizens who had helped to organize a class-action lawsuit against four Orange County school districts forcing Mexican children to attend schools separate from whites, in which the landmark case led to the end of segregation in California schools in 1947.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: March 29, 1915

 

Died: December 6, 2006

 

Location: Dana Point, California