A class apart

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A class apart
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Camino Bluff Productions
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[Alexandria, Virginia]
PBS Home Video
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color and black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television series.
Special features: "Making of" featurette with filmmaker interviews, behind the scenes footage, and photos; a slideshow of photographer Russell Lee's iconic images of Mexican American life in the 1940's; bonus scenes; materials for educators.
Director of photography, Allen Moore ; editor, Aaron Vega ; original music, Steven Schoenberg.
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.
Not rated.
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
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