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Title A class apart [electronic resource] : a Mexican American civil rights story / a co-production of Camino Bluff Productions, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) for American experience ; American experience is a production of WGBH Boston ; senior producer, Sharon Grimberg ; written by Carlos Sandoval ; produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller.

Imprint [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2009.


Note Downloadable video file.
Title from title screen (viewed October 14, 2010).
Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television series.
Credits Director of photography, Allen Moore ; editor, Aaron Vega ; original music, Steven Schoenberg.
Performer Narrated by Edward James Olmos.
Summary In the small town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, field hand Pete Hernández killed a tenant farmer after exchanging words in a cantina. From this murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would change the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Americans. Tells the story of an underdog band of Mexican American lawyers who took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans. Lawyers forged a daring legal strategy, arguing that Mexican Americans were "a class apart" from a legal system that recognized only blacks and whites.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (WMV file size: 254484 KB).
Subject Hernández, Pete -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Murder) -- Texas -- Edna.
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Chicano movement.
Edna (Tex.) -- Race relations -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary television programs.
Television series.
Television programs.
Downloadable video.
Added Author Grimberg, Sharon.
Sandoval, Carlos.
Miller, Peter.
Olmos, Edward James.
Schoenberg, Steven.
Camino Bluff Productions.
Independent Television Service.
Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
PBS Home Video.
Added Title Mexican American civil rights story
American experience (Television program)

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