In my family, Dr. Hector P. Garcia is a household name. Here’s why.
SIXTY YEARS AGO IN THREE RIVERS, TEXAS, the body of Pvt. Felix Longoria, a Mexican-American soldier, was returned home after his death in the Pacific theater during WWII. But the only funeral home in town refused to hold a wake for Longoria. His family was told: “The whites wouldn’t like it.” "The Longoria Affair," directed by John J. Valdez and airing November 9 as part of PBS's "Independent Lens" series, explores the history of this incident. I … Read More