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Latino Americans

Sunday, starting October 4, 12pm: Examine the rich and varied history of Latinos in the United States.

Latino Americans

Actor Benjamin Bratt narrates this landmark six-hour series, the first major television documentary series to chronicle the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become the country’s largest minority group.

Part 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land: Survey the history and people from the first Spanish explorations in North America to the Mexican-American War

Part 2: Empire of Dreams: See how the American population is reshaped by Latino immigration from 1880 to the 1940s.

Part 3: War and Peace: Learn how Latino Americans serve their country in WWII, yet still face discrimination at home.

Part 4: The New Latinos: Review the years when Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominicans seek economic opportunities in the U.S.

Part 5: Prejudice and Pride: Witness the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity and growing Latino activism.

Part 6: Peril and Promise: Examine growing Latino influence on American culture and the debate over undocumented immigrants.

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