In 1954, a group of Mexican American attorneys from Texas argued a case before the United States Supreme Court that would change history. Hear their story at a special sneak preview screening of A Class Apart featuring Filmmaker Carlos Sandoval on Wednesday, February 11, at 7 p.m. at Austin’s Mexican American Cultural Center. The event is free, but an RSVP is required. RSVP here
Premiering on American Experience on Monday, February 23, at 8 p.m. on KLRU, A Class Apart is a new documentary by celebrated filmmakers Carlos Sandoval and Peter Miller. It is the first major film to bring to life the heroic post-World War II struggle of Mexican Americans against the Jim Crow-style discrimination targeted against them. Raising questions about inclusion, American identity, and equality before the law that are as important today as ever, A Class Apart dramatically interweaves the story of its central characters – activists and lawyers, returning veterans and ordinary citizens, murderer and victim – within the broader history of Latinos in America during a time of extraordinary change.