Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

As with all of Wisconsin Public Television’s programs, Latino Americans is an engaging, educational and thought provoking, sharing the stories, lives and history of Latinos in the United States. After premiering last year, the series recently returned to WPT’s The Wisconsin Channel. And, you can watch the whole series online now or on the PBS Channel of your Roku and other digital device.

Now, we are taking the program from the screen and into the community for a great series of discussions and events. WPT is proud to be a community partner with the Verona Public Library’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History program series. The program series was created by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association and it is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History runs through Sept. 29, and two of the events are screenings of the film with discussions.

This Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m., join us to watch segments of Latino Americans: War and Peace (1942-1954) and then take part in a discussion about the film with other viewers and Jonathan Pollack, Ph. D, history instructor at Madison College.

Next, Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7 the conversation continues with segments of Latino Americans: The New Latinos (1946-1965) and more discussion.

For more information on the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History events at Verona Public Library please click here to download the program brochure.

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