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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.

More than 200 grantees around the country —libraries, museums, state humanities councils, historical societies and other nonprofits selected through a competitive application process —are receiving funding, resources and support to host festivals, collect oral histories, facilitate informed discussions and hold other public events about Latino American history and culture between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016. All grantees will also host scholar-led viewing and discussion events that feature the documentary film "Latino Americans," supported by an NEH grant and created for PBS by the WETA public television station.

                                        

                                                                                                                                             
                                                               
                                                                      
Barry’s partners for the project include the Brockway Memorial Library, theMiami Shores Fine Arts CommissionWLRN/The Public Storyteller.                                                                                                                                                       

Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library strives to adhere to the Barry University Mission Statement, which includes the core commitments of Knowledge and Truth, Inclusive Community, Social Justice, and Collaborative Service.  Hopefully, the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming initiative will help to debunk myths and misinformation about Latinos, and help to share knowledge and truth, create an inclusive community, and address social justice, through collaborative service.                               

 

Barry University has been selected to receive a competitive “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).

As one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, Barry has received a cash grant of $10,000 to hold public programming — such as public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects or performances — about Latino history and culture.

Barry’s Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library will also receive 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. Learn more about the series by visiting: www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/.

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. “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

This is the third NEH grant the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library has received since 2013. Barry was one of 842 libraries across the nation to receive the Muslim Journey Bookshelf in 2013. Earlier this year, Barry was one of 230 libraries, museums, and universities to receive a Preservation Assistance Grant.

Barry’s partners for the project include the Brockway Memorial Library, theMiami Shores Fine Arts CommissionWLRN/The Public Storyteller.

For a schedule of events contact mnembhard@barry.edu, or call 305-899-4051.

 

The following are the local partners, whose help and support contributed to the successful award of the grant:

 

                                                                                                                          

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