Premiering in 2013, The Latino Americans was 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.
Explores the period from 1565-1880.
Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of immigrants.
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.
Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity
Takes viewers through the past 30 years of immigration and transformation
Gloria Estefan discusses her Cuban heritage and how it is an influence on her music.
Roberto Clemente was a role model for Latinos in the United States.
Otero was appointed Governor of the territory of New Mexico by Pres. McKinley
Despite being undocumented, Kassandra was the first in her family to graduate high school.
Inspired by other DREAMers, Lorella forms a student group trying to change tuition law.
An intimate look the former world champion of women's professional wrestling.
Learn about the Latino experience during a war that heavily burdened the working-class.
These five short films are part of a public media initiative supported by Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. They collectively showcase a diverse array of determined Latino adolescents, from Oakland to Detroit, New York to San Antonio, who have all struggled to overcome challenges — gang violence, drugs, poverty, young motherhood, and language barriers — as they keep their eyes on the prize: a high school diploma
Detroit teen Fernando Parraz, an accomplished rapper and budding filmmaker, aims to ...
Sharon Montano of Oakland decides to go back to school at age 20 after several years of...
A soft-spoken high school senior with two small daughters is forced to choose...
From Latino Public Broadcasting
Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States. For more, visit lpbp.org.
StoryCorps in partnership with POV
Since 2003, StoryCorps has provided people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of their lives. Enjoy a colleciton of inspiring stories in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more, visit StoryCorps Shorts.