A Class Apart


Directed by: Carlos Sandoval & Peter Miller


2009 | USA | 60 minutes | Unrated



Screening

Friday, March 31, 2017, 7pm

Screening

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1pm

Screening

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3pm


Free Admission! Reserve Now

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.