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Latino Americans

Actor Benjamin Bratt narrates this landmark six-hour series, the first major television documentary series to chronicle the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become the country’s largest minority group.

An actor portrays Juan Seguín, a political and military figure of the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas. Shot on-location for LATINO AMERICANS at Northrup Pipe Creek Ranch in Lakehills, Texas.

An actor portrays Juan Seguín, a political and military figure of the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas. Shot on-location for LATINO AMERICANS at Northrup Pipe Creek Ranch in Lakehills, Texas.

Credit: Courtesy of Brett Buchanan Photography, 2012

Portrait of Juan Seguín, a political and military figure of the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas. Painting by Thomas Jefferson Wright, 1838.

Portrait of Juan Seguín, a political and military figure of the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas. Painting by Thomas Jefferson Wright, 1838.

Credit: Courtesy of Texas State Library and Archives Commission

An actress portrays Apolinaria Lorenzana, a young orphan who Spain brought into its settlement in California in 1811. Shot on-location for LATINO AMERICANS at Mission San Francisco de la Espada (Espada Mission) in San Antonio, Texas.

An actress portrays Apolinaria Lorenzana, a young orphan who Spain brought into its settlement in California in 1811. Shot on-location for LATINO AMERICANS at Mission San Francisco de la Espada (Espada Mission) in San Antonio, Texas.

Credit: Courtesy of Brett Buchanan Photography, 2012

Photo of a family of migrant workers during the Great Depression.

Photo of a family of migrant workers during the Great Depression.

Credit: Courtesy of Library of Congress

Salvador & Lupe Villaseñor’s wedding party. Santa Ana, California, 1929.

Salvador & Lupe Villaseñor’s wedding party. Santa Ana, California, 1929.

Credit: Courtesy of Victor Villaseñor

Three women in Mexico City, Mexico, 1911.

Three women in Mexico City, Mexico, 1911.

Credit: Courtesy of Library of Congress

Hector Garcia at medical school (front row, far right) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He received his M.D. in 1940.

Hector Garcia at medical school (front row, far right) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He received his M.D. in 1940.

Credit: Courtesy of Wanda Garcia

President Truman Awards Macario Garcia the Medal of Honor on August 23, 1945 at a ceremony at the White House.

President Truman Awards Macario Garcia the Medal of Honor on August 23, 1945 at a ceremony at the White House.

Credit: Courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration

Young friends of Rudy Lopez in Zoot Suits in Los Angeles, California. Lopez was a witness to the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots as a teenager.

Young friends of Rudy Lopez in Zoot Suits in Los Angeles, California. Lopez was a witness to the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots as a teenager.

Credit: Courtesy of Rudy Lopez

Photo of Robert F. Kennedy and Herman Badillo, while Badillo speaks.

Photo of Robert F. Kennedy and Herman Badillo, while Badillo speaks.

Credit: Courtesy of Herman Badillo

Herman Badillo being interviewed on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Herman Badillo being interviewed on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Credit: Courtesy of Herman Badillo

Hilda Hernandez, originally from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, registers to vote. New York City, 1960.

Hilda Hernandez, originally from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, registers to vote. New York City, 1960.

Credit: Courtesy of Library of Congress

Writer Julia Alvarez.

Writer Julia Alvarez.

Credit: Courtesy of Julia Alvarez

Actress Rita Moreno, on the set of "Untamed," 1955.

Actress Rita Moreno, on the set of "Untamed," 1955.

Credit: Courtesy of Robert Millite

Children in desks raising hands.

Children in desks raising hands.

Credit: Courtesy of New York World-Telegram & the Sun Newspaper/ Library of Congress