Explore the rich and varied history and experiences of Latino Americans in the United States.
500 Years of History
Documentary film and discussion series with history professor James Baer
The PBS documentary, Latino Americans, is the first major series to chronicle Latino history in the United States.
The six-part, NEH-supported documentary film was created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station.
The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day.
Baer, professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College, will show episodes from the PBS series and lead discussions.
• Peril and Promise (1980–2000): Central Americans escaping violence and civil war face immigration issues: education, bilingualism and employment.
Cascades Library: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m.
LATINO AMERICANS: 500 YEARS OF HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY
THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES AND THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION.