The San Diego Union School District (SDUSD) had received many complaints concerning the segregation of city schools since the early 1960s. Carlin et al v. Board of Education was a 1967 court case filed against SDUSD by a group of parents citing inequalities for students of all ethnic backgrounds.

Pictured Above: Ann Merrill speaks to the school board on behalf of a group that worked to desegregate San Diego schools, 1968