American Experience A Class Apart

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 21, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Pbs (Direct)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio:
    • Stereo - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Interviews:
      1. Filmmakers
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. Footage and Photos
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Photo Galleries: A "Slideshow" of Legendary Photographer Russell Lee's Photos of Mexican American life in the Southwest in the Late 1940s
    • Additional Text: Discussion guide

Product Description:

Centered on the 1954 case of Hernandez v. Texas, this entry in the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series chronicles the fight by Mexican-Americans to gain equal rights in the United States. A CLASS APART introduces key figures in the Latino civil rights movement, and includes bonus photographs by Russell Lee that depict the Mexican-American communities in the Southwest.

Description by PBS Video:

In the tiny town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, a field hand named Pete Hernandez murdered his employer after exchanging words in a gritty cantina. From this unremarkable small-town murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would forever change the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Americans. A Class Apart tells the little-known story of a band of underdog Mexican-American lawyers who took their case, Hernandez v. Texas, all the way to the Supreme Court, where they successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican-Americans.

Plot Keywords:

Courtroom | Crime | Documentary | Made-For-Network TV | Political | Race Relations | Social Issues | True Story

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  • UPC: 841887010412
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