History Department presenting two PBS documentaries

The History Department is teaming up with the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research to present two PBS documentaries this semester to promote the new Bachelor of Arts in History degree with a concentration in Integrated Digital and Public History.

ManyRiverstoCrossThe first documentary that will be screened is, “African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The film, by Harvard professor, Henry Louis Gates, PhD, chronicles the rich history of African Americans in the United States from the horrors of slavery to the triumph of President Barack Obama. The film will be screened weekly through February.

LatinoAmericansThe second documentary is, “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation.” The documentary, based on Ray Suarez’s book of the same title, is the first major documentary film series about Latinos in the United States, from the Spanish Colonial Period to the Chicano Movement. Screening of the film will begin in March and run through April.

To view the full viewing schedule for each documentary, click here.