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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: Latino Americans Film Series

The Olin Library received an NEH/ALA grant to create programming featuring the the PBS documentary series LATINO AMERICANS. This guide provides information on the films, resources available at the library as well as information about our grant programs.

PBS Film Series "Latino Americans"

LATINO AMERICANS is a six episode PBS series which chronicles the varied history and experiences of Latinos.  Beginning with the 1600s, each episode chronicles the people, politics and culture of people who come to the U.S. from Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and countries in Central and South America.


I. Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)

II. Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)

III. War and Peace (1942-1954)

IV. The New Latinos (1946-1965)

V. Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)

VI. Peril and Promise (1980-2000)

For more information on the episodes listed above please click this link:  PBS Latino Americans

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