A Class Apart
Directed by: Carlos Sandoval & Peter Miller
2009 | USA | 60 minutes | Unrated
Friday, March 31, 2017, 7pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3pm
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.
This free screening is in conjunction with the celebration of César Chávez day.