LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.Visit Latino Americans Website
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Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity
Takes viewers through the past 30 years of immigration and transformation
Latino Americans serve their country during WWII but still face discrimination at home.
Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic
Explores the period from 1565-1880.
Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of immigrants
By the late 1970s Central America became a battleground of the cold war.
Dolores Huerta, along with Cesar Chavez co-founded the United Farm Workers
Caesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta lead the farmworkers strike in California
Education of Latino Youth should be the concern of all Americans.
Many immigrants have children who are U.S. Citizens
If HR4437 passed the senate 12 million undocumented immigrants would have been 'felons'
In 1968 Sal Castro organized the East Los Angeles high school walkouts
Maria Elena Salinas has co-anchored Noticero Univision since 1988.
From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami
Service during the war allows Latinos to make unprecedented gains in civil rights
New waves of immigration bring people from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic
Manifest Destiny pushes the U.S west into the Mexican territories of the South West
Widespread immigration to the U.S. from Latin countries begins.
In the 1960s and 1970s a generation of Mexican Americans build a new "Chicano" identity
LATINO AMERICANS is a three-part, six-hour documentary series that airs Sept. 17 at 8pm
Latino Americans airs beginning September 17, 2013 @ 8pm