Watch Latino Americans Tonight and Join In the Conversation @fordespanol #latinosPBS #latinosford - Sammy Makes Six

Watch Latino Americans Tonight and Join In the Conversation @fordespanol #latinosPBS #latinosford

This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Ford.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

As I sat with two of my girls to watch Latino Americans last week, I had such mixed feelings. On the one hand I was super proud to know that everyone was finally getting to find out how much Latinos have contributed to the U.S. But it was also very sad to see how much our people struggled to get here and then live in a place where they were so unwelcome. The strength of these people and how they fought against stereo types and racism, to become contributing members, is incredible. They are a true testament to the strength and will of all Latinos. There was one particular quote during the series, that really resonated with me, because it is exactly what my family has always worked for. 
"We are not here to threaten or to beg, we are here to participate." Herman Badillo
Tonight we will be watching part three of this groundbreaking series and I hope you can join us. Read for more info below.

Latino Americans is a three-part, six-hour series that documents the history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped to shape North America over the last 500 years. It will feature interviews with Puerto Rican star of West Side Story, Rita Moreno; Mexican-American author and commentator Linda Chavez, who also became the highest ranking woman in the Reagan White House; and Cuban singer and entrepreneur Gloria Estefan. 

PBS has been airing Latino Americans as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with funding provided by the  Ford Motor Company, which is a proud member of the Hispanic community. Follow Ford en Español on Twitter and Facebook. I would like to thank the Ford Motor Company for helping to share our story with the world. 

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Watch the third part of this series with us tonight on PBS. October 1st from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. (EST), we will be watching and live tweeting with hashtags #LatinosFord and #LatinosPBS. Join the conversation as you watch! Check your local listings!

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