César Chávez shows map of planned march from Delano to Sacramento, 1966.
Jon Lewis Photographs of the United Farm Worker Movement, Beinecke Library, Yale University.
LATINO AMERICANS:Screening + Conversation
Join us for a preview of LATINO AMERICANS, a landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series that chronicles the lives and experiences of Latinos in the United States from the 1500s to the 21st century. Narrated by actor Benjamin Bratt, it is the first major documentary series for television of its kind. Program presented in collaboration with Latino Public Broadcasting, and public broadcasters WETA Washington, D.C., and WNET.
Following the screening of excerpts from LATINO AMERICANS, we will host a moderated discussion with Juan González, a journalist and author who is interviewed in the series; Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour, and author of Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, the companion book to the PBS series published by Celebra, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA); and Adriana Bosch, Series Producer, LATINO AMERICANS. A book signing with Ray Suarez will follow the program.
LATINO AMERICANS utilizes historical accounts and personal experiences to vividly tell this history, featuring interviews with close to 100 Latinos from the worlds of politics, business and pop culture, as well as lesser-known Latinos who lived through key chapters in American history. Watch a preview of LATINO AMERICANS here: pbs.org/latino-americans.
The three-part series will premiere on September 17, September 24 and October 1 from 8:00 – 10:00pm ET nationally on PBS, and will also be available on Vme, the Spanish-language channel on public television, beginning September 20. Check your local listings.
This program is made possible by a grant from The New York Community Trust.
LATINO AMERICANS is a production of WETA Washington, D.C.; Bosch and Co., Inc.; and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB); in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS).
Major funding for LATINO AMERICANS is provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Annenberg Foundation and The Summerlee Foundation. Funding for outreach is supported by a grant from The New York Community Trust.