‘Latino/a’ often conceals more than it reveals. Here we will cover the entire range of Spanish-speaking peoples in North America–Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, Mexicans, Cubans, Dominicans, Salvadoreans and many more–while they share some things in common, they are also unique in many ways that we will respect.

Latino/a in America

CNN Series with Soledad O’Brien in 20 10-Minute Videos

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“A Search for Unity: Rudy Lozano and Coalition Building in Chicago” explores the activism of a young Chicagoan who was driven to make change by bringing people together. Trace Lozano’s efforts to build unity among Latinx communities in his Near West Side neighborhoods, documented and undocumented workers fighting for better conditions, and Black, Latinx, and white Chicagoans who organized for political change. Lozano’s Unity speech via YouTube here

Latino History and Culture

14-week course syllabus from Nick DeGenova of Columbia University. Access Here

Harvest of Empire

15-Minute Interview: Juan Gonzales of Democracy Now discusses the new edition of his book. Access Here

500 Years of Chicana Women’s History

Half-Hour lecture in three parts by Elizabeth Martinez, author of the book. Access Here

A Zapatista History of Mexico

Two videos (30 minutes) summarizing the hostory of Mexico from the bottom up, from the view of the native peoples and the poor, with a presentation by Subcommandante Marcos. Access Here

A Class Apart: Mexicans in Texas

From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case. The little-known story of the Mexican American lawyers who took Hernandez v. Texas to the Supreme Court, challenging Jim Crow-style discrimination. Access Here

CHICANO: QUEST FOR A HOMELAND. One hour PBS documentary. The Chicano Movement encompassed a broad cross-section of issues—from the restoration of land grants, farm workers’ rights, enhanced education, voting and political rights, and emerging awareness of collective history. Socially, the Chicano Movement addressed what it perceived to be negative ethnic stereotypes of Mexicans in mass media and the American consciousness. ACCESS HERE

Latino Americans: The PBS Series

‘LATINO AMERICANS’ is the first major documentary 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. With more than 50 million people, they have become the largest minority group in the U.S. American history’s changing and yet repeating context provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. It is a story of immigration and redemption, anguish and celebration, and the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions today.  Four hours, one hour per part. ACCESS HERE