Conference on Hernandez v. Texas at Fifty.

Sponsored by University of Houston Law Center and Arte Publico Press. Provides a wealth of articles and primary material about the case.

Mungia, Ruben (ed). A Cotton Picker Finds Justice: The Saga of the Hernandez Case (1954)

A pamphlet spearheaded by Gus García that includes Garcia's first hand account of the case.

A Quiet Victory for Civil Rights

Read the New York Times' editorial on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Hernandez v. Texas, May 15, 2004.

Oyez U.S. Supreme Court Media

Read the Supreme Court's summary of Hernandez v. Texas online.

Handbook of Texas Online

Read about Carlos Cadena, Gus García, and other heroes of Hernandez v. Texas.


Border Bandits.

Directed by Kirby Warnock. Dallas: Trans-Pecos Productions.

Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos Los Niños.


Justice for my People: The Hector P. García Story.

Corpus Christi: KEDT, South Texas Public Broadcasting System. 2002.

Salt of the Earth.

Directed by Herbert J. Biberman. Independent Productions /International Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers. 1954.


Felix Longoria's Wake: Bereavement, Racism, and the Rise of Mexican American Activism.

Carroll, Patrick J.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture.

Foley, Neil.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Mexican Americans: Leadership, Ideology and Identity, 1930-1960.

Garcia, Mario T.
Yale Western Americana Series; 36. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race.

Gómez, Laura E.
New York: New York University Press, 2007.

White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race.

Haney López, Ian.
New York: New York University Press, 1996.

White But Not Equal: Mexican Americans, Jury Discrimination, and the Supreme Court.

Garcia, Ignacio M.
The University of Arizona Press, 2009.

Encyclopedia of The Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.

Meier, Matt S. & Gutiérrez, Margo.
Westport: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986.

Montejano, David.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1987.

LBJ & Mexican Americans: The Paradox of Power.

Pycior, Julie Leinnger.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1977.

"Colored Men And Hombres Aquí": Hernandez v. Texas and the Emergence of Mexican-American Lawyering.

Olivas, Michael A.
Houston: Arte Público Press, 2006.

Mexican Americans & World War II.

Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie, Ed.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

The Bell Ringer.

Rodriguez, Victor.
San Antonio: The Watercress Press, 2005.