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Join Arizona Humanities this spring to explore Latino history and culture! Selections from the NEH-supported documentary film Latino Americans, created for PBS in 2013 will be shown in Flagstaff, Patagonia, Miami, and Yuma. Each host site is paired with a different film and theme to discuss with audiences. The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. Watch the trailer and learn more about the series at

Read about upcoming programs below, beginning in Flagstaff on March 9th!

ALA latino americans logosIn 2015, Arizona Humanities was selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The spring film screenings expand public programming about Latino history and culture that began last fall. Author Stella Pope Duarte shared the mythical stories of Latino origins, Dr. Felipe Hinojosa shared the history of Latino Menonites’ contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, and the Musical Instrument Museum presented the Experience the Andes program which featured music, dance and art from countries in South America, site of the Andes mountain range.

For questions about the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programs, please contact Ellie Hutchison, Programs Manager or 602-257-0335×26.


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FLAGSTAFF, AZ – Wednesday, March 9th

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Murdoch Center – 203 E Brannen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 226-7566

FREE film screening followed by bilingual Q&A with Dr. Michelle Téllez and Dr. Alan Gómez6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Murdoch Center – 203 E Brannen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 226-7566

PBS Film: Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)

In the 1960s and 1970s a generation of Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, find a new way forward, through social action and the building of a new “Chicano” identity. The movement is ignited by farm workers in the fields of California, led by César Chavez and Dolores Huerta. By the end of the 1970s, activists, teachers, and artists transform what it means to be an American. Chicano and Latino studies are incorporated into school curriculum; Latinos are included in the political process. Click here to watch the trailer.

Save the Date for the Latino Americans 500 Years of History programs below. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

PATAGONIA, AZ – Friday, APRIL 22nd
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tin Shed Theater – N 3rd Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Info through Patagonia Public Library: (520) 394-2010

PBS Film: Empire of Dreams (1880-1942) Watch the trailer

MIAMI, AZ – Saturday, May 7th
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center – 150 N Plaza Cir, Miami, AZ 85539
(928) 473-3700

PBS Film: War and Peace (1942-1954) Watch the trailer

YUMA, AZ – Thursday, May 19th
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Cultural Center – 645 S. 2nd Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 783-3530

PBS Film: Foreigners in Their Own Land (1565-1880) Watch the trailer

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