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The Longoria Affair: Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Hector Garcia

Clip: Season 12 | 2m 2s

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.

Aired: 11/09/10

Rating: TV-PG

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