Sterling, VA (Jan. 4. 2106) – On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, a documentary film and discussion on Latino American history with professor James Baer will be presented at 7:00 p.m. at the Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls.
Baer, professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College, will show episodes from the PBS documentary, Latino Americans. “Peril and Promise (1946–1965)” looks at Central Americans escaping violence and civil war, and discusses immigration issues, including education, bilingualism and employment. Teens and adults are welcome to attend.
The six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans,” was created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station. The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day.
“Latino Americans: 500 Years of History,” a series of programs at the Loudoun County Public Library, explores the rich and varied history and experiences of Latino Americans in the United States.
The series, which began in November, is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. LCPL is the only Virginia public library among the 203 grant recipients selected from across the country.