Latino Americans: 500 Years of History


Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative for libraries and other cultural organizations, will support exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country's largest minority group.

Less surprising than it might first appear; animated features frequently offer more diverse casts than their live-action counterparts. For example this year's Oscar-nominated "How to Train Your Dragon 2" from DreamWorks animation includes the formidable Valka (Cate Blanchett), Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), the hero with an amputated leg, and vocal performances by Djimon Hounsou as Drago Bludvist and America Ferrera as Astrid.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2015

More info: