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, (DVD)

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, (DVD)

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
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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
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Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Allen Moore ; editor, Aaron Vega ; original music, Steven Schoenberg
Dewey number
323.119/6872/073
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English or Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
F395.M5
LC item number
C53 2009
PerformerNote
Narrated by Edward James Olmos
Runtime
60
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
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, (DVD)
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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Documentary
  • Originally broadcast as part of the American experience television series
  • 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
  • 04/21/2009
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793670406
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887010412
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
  • 10285181
  • AMX62104
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1; widescreen (enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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