Starring: Tony Plana
A one-hour documentary on the Mexican American civil rights movement. The film tells the story of one key injustice - the refusal, by a small-town funeral home in Texas after World War II, to care for a dead soldier's body "because the whites wouldn't like it" - and shows how the incident sparked outrage nationwide. Two stubborn and savvy leaders, newly-elected Senator Lyndon Johnson and activist Dr. Hector Garcia, formed an alliance over the incident. Their relationship would help elect John Kennedy to the White House and lead, ultimately, to Johnson's signature on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Subtitles: English SDH.
Languages: English and Spanish.
|Studio Name:||PBS Distribution|
|DVD Release Date:||02/22/2011|
|Run Time (in minutes):||60 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Stereo|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.17|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
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