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Author: Peter MillerCarlos SandovalSharon GrimbergEdward James OlmosAllen MooreAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; [Arlington, VA] : [distributed by] PBS Distribution, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Pete Hernández; Pete Hernández
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Miller; Carlos Sandoval; Sharon Grimberg; Edward James Olmos; Allen Moore; Aaron Vega; Steven Schoenberg; Camino Bluff Productions.; Independent Television Service.; Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Home Video.; PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 0793670403 9780793670406
OCLC Number: 317411909
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue subtitled in English; optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Videodisc release of the 2009 television program.
Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television series.
Documentary.
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.
Credits: Director of photography, Allen Moore ; editor, Aaron Vega ; original music, Steven Schoenberg.
Performer(s): Narrated by Edward James Olmos.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: Mexican American civil rights story
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller ; written by Carlos Sandoval ; 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 [for the series], Sharon Grimberg.
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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.

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