This third documentary episode is AMAZING. It intersects interviews of real people with their family stories and the history behind Latino Americans' start in the U.S. This has 40 questions with the answers. It is an incredibly detailed video guide.
*Can also be used as a take home video guide handout.
Latinos Serving in WWII
Highlights Latinos Awards in the Service
The Zoot Suit Riot
Discrimination After War
The G.I. Forum
President Kennedy and Viva Kennedy Clubs
President Lyndon B. Johnson
"LATINO AMERICANS is a landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series....It is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S." - PBS
From PBS' Latino Americans site:
III. War and Peace (1942-1954)
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces, most fighting side by side with Anglos. In the Pacific, East L.A.'s Guy Gabaldon becomes a Marine Corp legend when he singlehandedly captures more enemy soldiers than anyone in US military history. But on the home front, discrimination is not dead: in 1943, Anglo servicemen battle hip young "Zoot suitors" in racially charged riots in southern California.
After the war, Macario Garcia becomes the first Mexican National to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor for his exploits fighting in Europe, only to be refused service in a Texas diner. The experience during the war pushes Latinos to fight for civil rights back home. A doctor from South Texas, Hector Garcia, organizes the American GI Forum, transforming himself into a tireless advocate for civil rights and the friend of a future president. Although Latinos make significant gains, the journey for equality is far from over.
View Below for Video Guides to Other Episodes in Series!
Episode One: Foreigners in Their Own Land
Episode Two: Empire of Dreams
Episode Three: War and Peace
Episode Four: New Latinos
Episode Five: Prejudice and Pride:
Episode 6: Pride and Peril: