Over the years, we have shared many stories… Unless you have seen me speak at a conference or a university, you may not how I became known as a “Urban Jibaro”. Thanks to this PBS project, I was selected to be one of the “blogger voices” and share a piece of my history. Read my story by clicking here.
Missed this show last night? Watch it online… http://video.pbs.org/program/latino-americans/
Also… VME TV is airing a Spanish broadcast at 10pm on Friday, September 20th
Celebrate Latino Heritage in an unforgettable way with your friends & family.
LATINO AMERICANS is a landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series that is set to air nationally on PBS in the fall of 2013.
It is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.
Immigration is at the heart of the American experience, and a central part of the long-running democratic experiment that is the United States. So it is that our series intersects much that is central to the history of the United States. The story includes expansionism, Manifest Destiny, the Wild West, multiple wars (Mexican-American, Spanish-American, World War II), the rise of organized labor, the Great Depression, the post WWII boom, the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement, globalization, and the effects of multiple kinds of technologies – from the railroad and barbed wire to the internet and satellite television.
Despite such familiar landmarks, our history will go to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread. The series will be driven by the human dramas of our characters’ struggles and triumphs, successes and disappointments, both historical personages and living ones. They are people whose stories tell us much about their times. (Read More at the PBS Website)