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From creators to space travelers and authors to statesmen, numerous noteworthy Latino American pioneers have transformed the world. This program commemorates eminent Hispanic American females whose impact has touched all aspects of life. There is no industry in which Hispanic Americans haven't left their indelible mark on history, with some of the most iconic scientists, politicians, singers, actors, artists and more hailing from Hispanic lineage. Celebrating the contributions of these Latino-American heroes to our nation helps us discover harmony in diversity, fortitude in democracy and an appreciation for the vibrant culture that enhances the fabric of the American dream. These women demonstrate their individual power and how much they have motivated others through their unwavering dedication and resolute drive.

Episode 1. Extraordinary Hispanic Women Who Shaped American History
Famous Hispanic women in history have inspired countless young women to believe in their dreams. From artists to astronauts and writers to politicians, many great Latino American history makers have changed the world. This program celebrates notable Hispanic American Women whose influence has touched us in every walk of life. There isn't an industry in which Hispanic Americans haven't made their mark in history, with some of the most iconic scientists, politicians, singers, actors, artists and more coming from Hispanic descent. Celebrating the contributions these Latino-American heroes have made to our country helps us find unity in our diversity, strength in our democracy and an understanding of the rich culture that enriches the fabric of the American dream. These women show us how powerful they are as individuals and how much they have inspired others with their dedication, unshakable drive and determination. Join us as we discover the fascinating lives of these Extraordinary Women. Featuring: Rita Moreno, Julia Alvarez, Joan Baez, Salma Hayek, Gloria Estefan, Toypurina (First Civil Rights Advocate), Emma Tenayuca (Labor Rights Activist), Frida Kahlo (Artist), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (US Representative), Selena Ellen Ochoa (First Hispanic Woman in Space), Linda Ronstadt, Jenifer Lopez, Dolores Huerta (Female Women's Rights Advocate), Julia Alvarez (Writer) and Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Episode 2: Extraordinary Hispanic Men Who Shaped American History
Hispanic-Latino Americans belong to one of the most populous and most-talented ethnic and lingual groups in the United States who have made a big impact in all fields and sectors of life. Join us as we celebrate some of the most influential Hispanic men who are recognized for their achievements in education, politics, science, medicine, exploration, music, literature and sports. Discover how these inspirational men have helped shape society as we know it today. Featuring Cesar Chavez, Mario Molino, Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Henry Cisneros, Desi Arnaz, Roberto Clemente, Ritchie Valens, Jim Plunkett, Mario Lopez, Ruben Salazar, Carlos Santana, Alex Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Fernando Valenzuela and Anthony Quinn.

Episode 3: Latin Culture, Heritage And Traditions
This program celebrates the History, Cultures and Contributions of People from Spain, Mexico, Caribbean Central and South America. Latin America is a diverse, multicultural region that has a vibrant culture that is all its own. Rich in history, culture and art, there are many interesting facts to find out about this fascinating region of the world. United by one language, individual customs, traditions, ethnic dialect and especially food bring out the unique charm of each country. Let's explore the deep and complex flavors of Hispanic, Latino and Latin cultural heritage. From food to dance to architecture to spirituality to song. Hispanic culture includes patriarchal structure, the importance of religion, an emphasis on respect and dignity, enjoying traditional food and celebrating together, embracing one's artistic roots and history. In this program we'll learn about Latin American celebrations, La Raza or Day of the People, Cinco de Mayo (or the 5th of May), Mexican Independence Day or Grito de Dolores, De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. From the diversity of Hispanic cuisine, carnival, soccer, a quinceanera, Las Posadas and Last Posadas, famous artists and how the Spanish onquered Mexico.

Episode 4: The History Of Mexico: Discover Latino History
Explore the rich history of Mexico from ancient civilizations through to modern day. Discover how the Aztec and Maya evolved, gain a better understanding of ancient Mexico and discover why America and Mexico were once at "war". In this program we'll learn how the United States has played a key part in defining what Mexico is today. Mexico was the home to many great civilizations including the Olmec, the Maya, the Zapotec and the Aztec. For over 3000 years before the Europeans arrived these civilizations flourished. The Aztec Empire was the last great civilization prior to the arrival of the Spanish. In 1521, Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes conquered the Aztecs and Mexico became a Spanish colony. For 300 years Spain ruled the land until the early 1800s. At that time the local Mexicans revolted against Spanish rule. Father Miguel Hidalgo declared Mexico's independence with his famous cry of "Viva Mexico". In 1821, Mexico defeated the Spanish and gained full independence. Mexico was seeking their independence once again against the French, The Franco-Mexican war with Mexico's Victory on May 5, 1862 is now known as Cinco De Mayo.

Episode 5: The Latino Influence On The United States: Discover Latino History
Uncover the countless ways in which Central and South American civilizations have influenced the U.S. From language to medicine, from food to manufacturing, develop a strong understanding of these influential and ancient civilizations. Learn about the idea of "Manifest Destiny," discover Puerto Rico's quest for independence and find out how the "Little War" effected Mexico.

Episode 6: The Great Civilization Of South & Central America: Discover Latino History
Discover the ancient civilizations that thrived in the Americas thousands of years before European settlers arrived. This program is the perfect supplement to any American history curriculum. Improve the self-esteem of students with Central or South American ancestry, while raising the overall level of historical understanding in teen viewers. Learn where the Mayas & Aztecs eventually came to settle and the lasting impact of the Inca on the European and American society.
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