Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this collection of groundbreaking documentaries and insightful profiles, highlighting the stories, people, music and issues that explore Latinos in America.

The Latino Americans

Premiering in 2013, The Latino Americans was the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land

Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land

Explores the period from 1565-1880.

Episode 2: Empire of Dreams

Episode 2: Empire of Dreams

Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of immigrants

Episode 3: War and Peace Trailer

Episode 3: War and Peace Trailer

Service during the war allows Latinos to make unprecedented gains in civil rights

Episode 4: The New Latinos

Episode 4: The New Latinos

Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride

Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride

Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity

Episode 6: Peril and Promise Trailer

Episode 6: Peril and Promise Trailer

From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami

Profiles

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan discusses her Cuban heritage and how it is an influence on her music

Irma

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Irma

An intimate look the former world champion of women's professional wrestling.

Ruben Salazar

Ruben Salazar: Man in the M...

Ruben Salazar

Examine the life and death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar.

Miguel Antonio Otero

Latino Americans

Miguel Antonio Otero

Otero was appointed Governor of the territory of New Mexico by Pres. McKinley

Latina Trailblazers

Latinos in 60 Seconds

Latina Trailblazers

Watch a short biography of the first Latina astronaut, Ellen Ochoa.

Roberto Clemente

American Experience

Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente was an exceptional baseball player and humanitarian.

Black in Latin America

Black in Latin America

Black in Latin America

The newest series by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Extended Interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Extended Interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Sotomayor: "Every day we live our life, we make a choice"

‘New American Girls’- Kassandra

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‘New American Girls’- Kassandra

Despite being undocumented, Kassandra was the first in her family to graduate high school.

‘New American Girls’- Lorella

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‘New American Girls’- Lorella

Inspired by other DREAMers, Lorella forms a student group trying to change tuition law.

Music

"La Lengua" Live Performance

PBS Arts: Havana, Havana!

"La Lengua" Live Performance

Enjoy this web-only clip of Descemer Bueno performing "La Lengua" in Havana, Cuba.

Carnaval Live Performance

PBS Arts: Havana, Havana!

Carnaval Live Performance

A web-exclusive song from the concert featured in the PBS Arts documentary Havana, Havana!

Fiesta Latina

Fiesta Latina

The President and First Lady host a celebration of Latin music

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo performs on Austin City Limit

Latin Music USA

Latin Music USA

LATIN MUSIC USA tells how the new American music was forged from powerful Latin roots

Issues

America by the Numbers

America by the Numbers

"The New Mad Men" explores how the target consumer is now multicultural.

Lost in Detention

Lost in Detention

FRONTLINE investigates the Obama administration's get-tough immigration policy.

Sen. Marco Rubio on Immigration

Sen. Marco Rubio on Immigration

How the Immigration Reform Debate Could Make or Break Marco Rubio

Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform

PBS NewsHour examines the immigration debate

American Graduate Short Films

These five short films are part of a public media initiative supported by Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. They collectively showcase a diverse array of determined Latino adolescents, from Oakland to Detroit, New York to San Antonio, who have all struggled to overcome challenges — gang violence, drugs, poverty, young motherhood, and language barriers — as they keep their eyes on the prize: a high school diploma

Can't Hold Me Back

Can't Hold Me Back

Detroit teen Fernando Parraz, an accomplished rapper and budding filmmaker, aims to bec...

I Really Want to Make It

I Really Want to Make It

Sharon Montano of Oakland decides to go back to school at age 20 after several years of...

Baby Mama High

Baby Mama High

It’s the last few weeks of high school for Yessenia, a soft-spoken senior with two smal...

Immigrant High

Immigrant High

Immigrant teens find face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural tradit...

Skipping Up

Skipping Up

Follow a group of Texas eighth graders in the Middle School Partners Program, a success...

From Latino Public Broadcasting

Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States. For more, visit lpbp.org.

Street Knowledge 2 College

Street Knowledge 2 College

Explore the lives of students at a unique Los Angeles high school.

El Doctor (The Doctor)

El Doctor (The Doctor)

Worlds collide when an Arizona family hires an undocumented day laborer.

El Reloj (The Watch)

El Reloj (The Watch)

El Reloj shows a day in the life of a Zapotec grandfather and his granddaughter.

Sin País: Film Update

Sin País: Film Update

What happened after cameras stopped rolling for Sin País

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