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Latino Americans History Series

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Series (2015-2016 Academic Year)

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), the Department of History at Angelo State University and the Porter Henderson Library present “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.” This program includes two screenings of the PBS documentary, “Latino Americans” along with several lectures/events about the experience of Latino Americans throughout their long history in the Americas.

The series is also supported by the Tom Green County Library System, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the  Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities  at Angelo State University, the Center for Community Engagement at Angelo State University, and Fort Concho National Historic Landmark.

For additional information, please contact the Department of History at 325-942-2324.

All events are free and open to the public. Dates and locations of programs are listed below:

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015: Screening of episode 1: “Foreigners in Their Own Land (1565-1880)” with a scholar-led discussion featuring Profs. Kenna Archer, John E. Klingemann, and Jason Pierce, all from the Department of History at Angelo State University.
    • Location: Angelo State campus: C. J. Davidson Center in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive, San Angelo, TX
    • Time: 6:30-8:30 P.M.
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015: Screening of episode 5: “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)” with a scholar-led discussion featuring Profs. Kenna Archer, John E. Klingemann, and Christine Lamberson, all from the Department of History at Angelo State University.
      • Location: Angelo State campus: C. J. Davidson Center in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive, San Angelo, TX
    • Time: 6:30-8:30 P.M.
  • Thursday, October 8, 2015: “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta: Lynching, Legends, and Love in the Wild West, a screening of the new film by John J. Valadez.” John J. Valadez, a Peabody Award-winning and Emmy nominated filmmaker and producer will discuss his upcoming PBS film. 
    • Location: Math/Computer Science Building, Room 100
    • Time: 7:00-8:30 P.M.
  • Friday, November 13, 2015: Event honoring the pioneering scholarship of Angelo State’s own Prof. Arnoldo DeLéon. Leading historians, Prof.Neil Foley (Southern Methodist University) and Prof. José Angel Hernández (University of Houston) will discuss Prof.DeLéon’s contributions to the field of Latino-American history.
    • Location: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love Street, San Angelo, TX
    • Time: 7:00-9:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Roundtable discussion of the experience of Latino Americans who served in the United States Armed Forces. This event is co-sponsored by the NEH-supported project, “War Stories: West Texans and the Experience of War, World War I to the Present,” co-directed by Profs. Christine Lamberson and Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, both of the Department of History at Angelo State University.
    • Location: Fort Concho Commissary
    • Time: 7:00-8:30 P.M.
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016: “A Latino History of Sesame Street con Cuentos y Canciones: Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky from the Department of History at Angelo State University will discuss the history of Latinos on the children’s educational television program Sesame Street. The event will be informative as well as engaging for children.
    • Location: Sugg Community Room, Stephens Central Library, 33 W.  Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX
    • Time: 2:00-4:00 P.M.
  •  Tuesday, March 29, 2016: Prof. Frank de la Teja (Texas State University) will present a lecture titled “The Spanish Colonial Background of America’s Latino Population.”
    • Location: Math/Computer Science Building, Room 100
    • Time: 7:00-8:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016: Dr. Mark Weitz, a legal expert and independent scholar, will present a lecture titled, “‘In War Laws Are Silent’: The Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial of 1942.”
    • Location: Sugg Community Room, Stephens Central Library, 33 W. Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX
    • Time: 7:00-8:30 P.M.

 

 

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 <http://www.neh.gov/commongood>.

 

War Stories

The Department of History has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to preserve the experiences of West Texas military veterans and their families from World War I to the present.

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