Latino Americans

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Latino Americans

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Latino Americans Series Teaser

LATINO AMERICANS relies on historical accounts and personal experiences to vividly tell the stories of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration; and of the creation of this new American identity with an influx of arrivals from Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and countries in Central and South America.

Latino Americans - Series Preview

LATINO AMERICANS relies on historical accounts and personal experiences to vividly tell the stories of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration; and of the creation of this new American identity with an influx of arrivals from Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and countries in Central and South America.

Journey from Mexico

Acclaimed Mexican-American writer Victor Villasenor describes his family's harrowing journey to the United States from Mexico.

Los Angeles Walk Out

In 1968 Sal Castro organized the East Los Angeles High School walkouts, a series of protests against unequal conditions in Los Angeles Unified School District schools

Immigration and Education

There are more than 11 million undocumented Latinos living in the U.S. Many are people who have been here many year and their children are U.S. Citizens. Education is the way to opportunity, and as Latinos are 1/6 of the country, it is vital to make sure the Latino Youth are educated and able to reach their goals.

Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride Trailer

In the 1960s and 1970s a generation of Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, find a new way forward, through social action and the building of a new “Chicano” identity.

Episode 6: Peril and Promise Trailer

From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami . The same decade sees the sudden arrival of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans (Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans)

Duration: 41min 47sec

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