Reel Civil Rights Film Festival presents "A Class Apart"
Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM (CDT)
Little Rock, AR
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Class Apart (2009) (60 min) Produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller. In 1951 in the town of Edna, Texas, a field hand named Pedro Hernández murdered his employer after exchanging words at a gritty cantina. From this seemingly 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 team of unknown Mexican American lawyers took the case, Hernandez v. Texas, all the way to the Supreme Court, where they successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
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