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Independent Lens | The Longoria Affair - Promo | PBS

Duration: 05:05
Program: Independent Lens #1204
Broadcast Date: Nov. 9, 2010

The death of Longoria tore a Texas town apart and sparked a civil rights movement.

In Texas after World War II, a funeral home refuses to care for a dead Mexican American soldier's body "because the whites wouldn't like it," sparking nationwide outrage and helping to launch a civil rights movement.

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Post Date: October 1, 2010