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The Longoria affair

Author: John J ValadezTony PlanaMerril SternElia LyssyRichard MartinezAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandra, Va.] : PBS Distribution, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen [ed.]View all editions and formats
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A documentary on the Mexican-American civil rights movement. The film tells the story of one key injustice, the refusal, by a small-town funeral home in Texas after World War II, to care for a dead soldier's body 'because the whites wouldn't like it,' and shows how the incident sparked outrage nationwide and contributed to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary films
Named Person: Felix Z Longoria, Jr.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John J Valadez; Tony Plana; Merril Stern; Elia Lyssy; Richard Martinez; WGBH Video (Firm); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Independent Television Service.; Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm); PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608833924 1608833925
OCLC Number: 690703576
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue with optional English subtitles; Closed captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast as a television documentary on PBS in 2010.
Special features: "Eternally Divided" narrated by filmmaker John J. Valadez ; P360 short: "The Longoria Affair" narrated by filmmaker John J. Valadez.
Credits: Editor, Merril Stern ; cinematographer, Elia Lyssy ; composer, Richard Martinez.
Performer(s): Narrator, Tony Plana.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; stereo.
Responsibility: written & directed by John J. Valadez ; produced by John J. Valadez ; a co-production of John J. Valadez, WGBH/Boston and the Independent Television Service in association with Latino Public Broadcasting.

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A documentary on the Mexican-American civil rights movement. The film tells the story of one key injustice, the refusal, by a small-town funeral home in Texas after World War II, to care for a dead soldier's body 'because the whites wouldn't like it,' and shows how the incident sparked outrage nationwide and contributed to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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The Longoria Affair fills a void in America’s civil rights story, lending a powerful voice to the Mexican-American struggle for equality.

The film chronicles an incident in the 1940s that sparked a political movement among Latinos in the U.S. When Private Felix Longoria was killed in...
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