Latino Americans, Part 2
Tuesday, September 24, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Learn how Latino Americans serve their country in WWII, yet still face discrimination at home.
In episode three, “War and Peace” moves into the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights back in the United States.
Beginning at 9:00 p.m., “The New Latinos” highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities.
Photo above: Hector Garcia at medical school (front row, far right) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He received his M.D. in 1940.
At right: President Truman Awards Macario Garcia the Medal of Honor on August 23, 1945 at a ceremony at the White House.