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A-state class brings Hispanic culture to the big screen

(Source: Arkansas State University) (Source: Arkansas State University)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Students of World Languages and Cultures at Arkansas State University will present the landmark Public Broadcasting System documentary series, “Latino-Americans: 500 Years of History.”

The six-episode documentary will start each Wednesday through April 20 at 6 p.m. in Room 1028 in the Humanities and Social Sciences building, 2401 Aggie Road.  

Students in the Latin American Civilization and Culture class of Dr. Anne McGee, assistant professor of Spanish, will present the one-hour episodes followed by an open discussion.

According to an A-State news release, “the documentary is the first major series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and, with more than 50 million people, has become the largest minority group in the U.S.”

The series schedule includes:

  • March 16: “Empire of Dreams,” (1880-1942)
  • March 30: “War and Peace,” (1942-1954)
  • April 6: “The New Latinos,” (1946-1965)
  • April 13: “Prejudice and Pride,” (1965-1980)
  • April 20: “Peril and Promise,” (1980-2000)

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