PROGRAM: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Presented by:
Kansas Humanities Council
National Partner: NEH, WETA Local Partner: Colleges and Universities, Libraries, Museums, Other Subject: Cross-Cultural Understanding, History, Latinos Audience: All

As one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, KHC received a grant of $10,000 to support projects at four partner organizations: Dodge City Public Library; Harvey County Historical Museum, Newton; Lyon County Historical Society, Emporia; and Johnson County Community College, Overland Park. Funding through KHC enabled partner organizations to explore local stories of Latino history and culture with film discussions, oral histories, and other complementary programming.

The initiative also featured the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film Latino Americans, 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.

The Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grantees represent 42 states and the District of Columbia, and include 78 public libraries, 68 college/university libraries and organizations, 19 community college libraries, 10 state humanities councils, 12 museums and a range of other nonprofit organizations. View a full list of the recipients. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.