By Erika Martinez
Vicente Ximenes still recalls his days as a Mexican American boy growing up in the 1930s in Floresville, Texas, a town where segregation formed part of his everyday life.
Ximenes also remembers that out of the 100 Mexican American kids who started elementary school with him, only five, including him, made it through high school.
"It was tough growing up," he said. "Coming from an elementary school that was segregated into a non-segregated school ... you experienced discrimination."