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Soldier for equality : Jose de la Luz Saenz and the Great War [electronic resource].

Tonatiuh, Duncan. Container of (work): Soldier for equality. (Added Author). Tonatiuh, Duncan, (author,, illustrator.). Jones, Andy T., (film director.). DeSantos, David, (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 37 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2019.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Andy T. Jones.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by David DeSantos.
Summary, etc.:
Jos©♭ de la Luz S©Łenz (1888-1953)-or Luz-believed in fighting for what was right. Although he was born in the United States, he and his family experienced prejudice because of their Mexican heritage. When World War I broke out, Luz volunteered to join the fight. Because of his ability to quickly learn languages, he became part of the Intelligence Office in Europe. However, despite his hard work and intellect, Luz often didn't receive credit for his contributions. Upon his return to the US, he joined other Mexican-Americans whom he had met in the army to fight for equality. His contribution, along with others, ultimately led to the creation of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which is the oldest Latino civil-rights organization. Soldier for Equality is based in part on Luz's diary during the war.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Saenz, Jose de la Luz, 1888-1953 > Juvenile films.
United States. Army. Regiment, 360th > Biography > Juvenile films.
World War, 1914-1918 > Participation, Mexican American > Juvenile films.
Mexican Americans > Texas > Biography > Juvenile films.
Civil rights workers > Texas > Biography > Juvenile films.
Saenz, Jose de la Luz, 1888-1953.
United States. Army. Regiment, 360th > Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 > Participation, Mexican American.
Mexican Americans > Texas > Biography.
Civil rights workers > Texas > Biography.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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