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A Forgotten Injustice

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In the 1930's, tens of thousands, some researchers even say as many as four-hundred thousand, of Mexican-Americans were forced from their homes and sent to Mexico. Many were U.S. Citizens who had lived here for many years and in some cases generations. They were simply labeled “Mexican” and put in box cars pointed toward the border. It's a chapter of our history that hasn't been fully researched or told until recently.

Chicago journalist Vincente Serrano has made a documentary film about the entire episode called A Forgotten Injustice. Serrano began the project by simply wondering about his grandmother's story.

The film A Forgotten Injustice screens tonight through October 8th at Instituto Cervantes in Chicago.

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