American Library Association Offering Support for "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" Programs
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
Chicago, IL—Latinos have a long and
fascinating history in the United States dating back more than 500 years.
Explore the rich stories, diverse cultures and painful clashes that have so
powerfully shaped Latino lives and the nation.
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, created by the National Endowment for the Humanities
and the American Library Association, is part of an NEH initiative, The Common
Good: Humanities in the Public Square.
Up to 200 selected sites will
- Latino Americans, an award-winning, six-part documentary series created for PBS, with
public performance rights
- Cash grants of $3,000 to
$10,000 to support a Latino Americans:
500 Years of History program series (public film screenings, discussion
groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media
projects, performances and more)
- Promotional materials to
support local outreach
- Access to additional
programming and humanities resources developed by national project scholars,
librarian advisors and outreach experts.
Eligible institutions include:
- Libraries (public, academic
and community college)
- Community organizations
- Youth groups
- State humanities councils
- Public television affiliate
- Other educational and cultural
Apply by May 1 at www.ala.org/latinoamericans.
Please email ALA’s Public
Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
American Library Association,
Public Programs Office
50 East Huron Street, Chicago