Welcome to Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is a nationwide public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country's largest minority group.
The Citadel was one of about 200 receipients of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" grants selected from thoughout the country by the NEH and ALA, as part of a competitive grant process. In addition, The Citadel was the only institute selected in South Carolina, and received a $10,000 grant. The grant helped host progamming that included events such as festivals, film screenings, oral history initiatives, local history exhibits, facilitate informed discussions about Latino American history and culture held between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016.
The Citadel also hosted the six-part, NEH-supported 2013 documentary film, "Latino Americans," created for PBS by the WETA public television station. The award-winning series chronicles Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. ("Latino Americans" is available for purchase, with public performance rights. Learn more about the series.)
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.