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Latino Americans is a show about the contributions that individuals of Mexican and other Hispanic descent have made in America over the past five hundred years. This PBS documentary will chronicle the hopes, fears, failures, contributions, and advancements of the Latino people in America from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Latino Americans, which is scheduled to air this month, will educate the viewer on different subjects regarding Latino life within the New World that was to become the United States. The pictures of this documentary show a Jesuit priest blessing a Native American child, Pancho Villa on horseback, a group of Puerto Rican individuals at a Newark Airport in 1947, and popular singer Gloria Estefan performing on stage in our present day.

Latino Americans illustrates the fact that our country is a nation of immigrants. This television series documents the contribution of the Latino immigrant group and shows how this minority group of 50 million individuals has overcome the odds.

1 Season, 6 Episodes
September 17, 2013
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Maurice Ripke, Maria De Los Angeles Torres
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Latino Americans Full Episode Guide

  • The transformation of immigration.

  • The conclusion recalls the creation of the Chicano identity; the effort to organize California farm workers; the push for better education; and the entry of Latinos into the political process. Also: chronicling the past 30 years, including the 1980 Mariel exodus from Cuba; and the backlash against undocumented workers that led to tighter border restrictions.

  • Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

  • Examining the contributions that Latino Americans made during World War II and the years that followed, plus the discrimination they faced and their fight for civil rights. Also: remembering the post-WWII influx of immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

  • Empire of Dreams

  • Foreigners in Their Own Land

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