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Thinking Aloud
Hernandez v. Texas
In 1952, Pete Hernandez got into a tavern brawl that led to murder. His trial, Hernandez v. Texas, resulted in one of our nation's most important Supreme Court cases. Historian Ignacio Garcia discusses how this significant decision influenced civil rights in America. Garcia's new book, "White But Not Equal," tells the human stories behind this landmark case while situating the legal implications in the larger narrative of American civil rights.—Original airdate: 1/16/2009

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