Coverart for item
The Resource A class apart : : a Mexican American civil rights story, 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, (electronic resource)

A class apart : : a Mexican American civil rights story, 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, (electronic resource)

Label
A class apart : : a Mexican American civil rights story
Title
A class apart :
Title remainder
a Mexican American civil rights story
Statement of responsibility
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
Title variation
Mexican American civil rights story
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
IFA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Allen Moore ; editor, Aaron Vega ; original music, Steven Schoenberg
Dewey number
  • 323.119/6872/073
  • 323.1168
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
LC call number
E184.S75
LC item number
C53 2009
PerformerNote
Narrated by Edward James Olmos
Runtime
60
Technique
live action
Label
A class apart : : a Mexican American civil rights story, 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, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive Video
  • Downloadable video file
  • Title from title screen (viewed October 14, 2010)
  • Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television series
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671640771
  • ocn671640771
  • OCoLC
System details
System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (WMV file size: 254484 KB)
Video recording format
other
Label
A class apart : : a Mexican American civil rights story, 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, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive Video
  • Downloadable video file
  • Title from title screen (viewed October 14, 2010)
  • Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television series
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671640771
  • ocn671640771
  • OCoLC
System details
System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (WMV file size: 254484 KB)
Video recording format
other
Processing Feedback ...