Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us, and what a better way to celebrate than by watching LATINO AMERICANS! It’s a three-part, six-hour series on PBS, narrated by Benjamin Bratt, that documents the history and experiences of Latinos, who have played a huge part in helping to shape North America over the last 500 years.
I just finished watching the first part of the series last night, and it’s amazing. Eye-opening. I learned so much! We already know PBS has great programming, but this is really a wonderful series that shouldn’t be missed!
Being Mexican-American (me) and Bolivian (my husband), our family celebrates our Latino heritage daily, whether it be something as simple as reading books and watching movies/TV in Spanish, listening to traditional music, learning to prepare a new food with my abuelito, like nopales:
But I must admit that I don’t know much about the history of Latinos in the United States. That’s one thing that really wasn’t covered much in school! It’s so important to learn about where we come from; this is why I’m watching the series with my whole family. It provides the perfect time to spend quality time together while learning more about all the contributions that Latinos have made to our country.
Our friends at Ford understand the impact that Latinos have made in our communities and are providing corporate funding for this series. Ford has been one of the longest standing partners of the Hispanic community!
LATINO AMERICANS will air the next two Tuesdays, September 24th, and October 1st from 8 – 10pm EST on PBS. If you prefer Spanish, LATINO AMERICANS will premiere in Spanish on Vme TV with one new chapter every Friday at 10pm EST, through October 25. For your local listings, please visit www.vmetv.com.
I’ll be watching tonight at 8pm and tweeting along! Join in the conversation by using hashtags #LatinosPBS and #LatinosFord. Be sure to follow Ford en Español on Facebook and Twitter.
YOUR TURN: Wanna become a part of the LATINO AMERICANS project? It’s easy. Just make a video in which you talk about what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. You can submit your videos here.