American Experience and ITVS Explore Civil Rights in A CLASS APART

Posted on February 23, 2009
Tonight at 9:00 PM (check local listings), American Experience, in a co-production with ITVS, will present A CLASS APART, a documentary that tells the little-known story of a group of Mexican-American lawyers and their struggle to get a fair murder trial for Pete Hernandez, a Texas field hand. Houston Chronicle: "...films about Mexican-Americans and other Latinos who struggled and prevailed against segregation and discrimination are few and far between. That scarcity emphasizes the significance of documentaries such as A CLASS APART." Check out a preview below: A CLASS APART premieres tonight at 9:00 PM on American Experience on PBS (check local listings)

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