North Las Vegas Library District Hosts Screening and Scholarly Discussion as Part of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" Grant


North Las Vegas Library District will host a screening of “Latino Americans,” an award-winning PBS documentary film, followed by a scholarly discussion about early Latino American settlement and history up to 1880 with UNLV Adjunct Art History Instructor and Doctoral candidate Emmanuel Ortega Rodriguez.


The event will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Thursday, January 21, 2016.


UNLV Barrick Museum
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154


Latino Americans: 500 Years of History supports the American public’s 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 cornerstone of the project is the six-part documentary film “Latino Americans,” created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award-winning series chronicles Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. (Learn more about the series at


Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and American Library Association (ALA). It is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.


North Las Vegas Library
(702) 633-1070