Wittliff Collections hosts pre-screening of PBS' 'Latino Americans'

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
August 26, 2013

The Wittliff Collections along with the Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University will host a preview screening from the PBS documentary series "Latino Americans" Sept. 11.

The 40 minute screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the 7th floor of the Alkek Library on campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, will open with a 6 p.m. reception.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, PBS will air a six-part documentary on the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century through the present. The pre-screening of a 40-minute excerpt from the series made available by Austin's PBS affiliate, KLRU. A panel discussion regarding themes and issues raised by the documentary will follow the screening. Panelists include one of the series producers, award-winning documentarian John Valadez; Director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest Frank de la Teja; political science professor Emily Hanks; and history professor John McKiernan-Gonzalez.

For more information, contact Tammy Gonzales at (512) 245-2224 or via email at tg18@txstate.edu, or Michele Miller at (512) 245-2313 or via email at m.miller@txstate.edu.