A class apart

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Special Collections - Civil Rights RoomSpecial Coll. DVD 323.11 C6142WLibrary Use Only

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[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2009.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television series.
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General Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Allen Moore ; editor, Aaron Vega ; original music, Steven Schoenberg.
Narrated by Edward James Olmos.
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.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD, region 1; widescreen (enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; NTSC.
English or Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Grimberg, S., Sandoval, C., Miller, P., Olmos, E. J., & Schoenberg, S. (2009). A class apart (Widescreen.). PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sharon. Grimberg et al.. 2009. A Class Apart. PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sharon. Grimberg et al.. A Class Apart PBS Home Video, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Grimberg, Sharon., et al. A Class Apart Widescreen., PBS Home Video, 2009.

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