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NEH/ALA Grant Will Celebrate 500 Years of Latino American History

Framingham State 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). With the award, FSU will hold public programming about Latino history and culture. FSU will also receive the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans,” the award-winning series which chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States. Events will include: a reading at the Framingham Public Library of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education, by author, Jennifer De Leon; a student visit to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965; screenings of two episodes of “Latino Americans,” followed by scholar-led discussions; and a reception in celebration of the grant on October 9, at FSU’s Whittemore Library. On display at the reception will be Mario Quiroz’s photographic exhibition on Latin American immigration to the U.S. Accompanying the exhibit, will be a Latino acoustic performance by singer and musician Maura Mendoza.

Jonathan T. Lee

Director

Office: Grants and Sponsored Programs
Phone Number: 508-626-4697
Email: jlee8@framingham.edu

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