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American Library Association Offering Support for "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" Programs

Wednesday, February 25, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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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 receive:

  • 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 stations
  • Other educational and cultural institutions

Apply by May 1 at

Please email ALA’s Public Programs Office at with any questions.

Samantha Oakley
Program Coordinator

(312) 280-5287

American Library Association, Public Programs Office
50 East Huron Street, Chicago IL 60611

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