Instructional Video Catalog: Title Description
Title: " La Vida: A Journey of Latinos Throughout Nebraska "
La Vida: A Journey of Latinos Throughout Nebraska uses personal interviews and oral histories to describe the lives of Latinos across Nebraska. Photographs, maps and paintings from the Nebraska State Historical Society, as well as from museums and archives, show the details of Latino life in Nebraska.
From Spain, from Mexico, from 22 countries of Central America and South America, Latino people have come to settle and make a new life in Nebraska. The journey of Latinos to Nebraska began with the first Spanish presence in Nebraska: conquistadors, trappers and traders who came seeking fortunes in the New World.
In the first decades of the twentieth century, families fleeing war-torn conditions arrived in growing numbers from Mexico to work agricultural and industrial jobs. In the latter part of the century, Latinos from the Caribbean and Central and South America began to arrive, seeking better opportunities and political freedom.
Nebraska's Latino people have made this journey for reasons as varied as the people themselves. But always they have shared one dream: to make a better life.
Video clips, discussion questions, references and additional information on La Vida: A Journey of Latinos Throughout Nebraska can be found on the Nebraska Cultural Diversity Web site (http://netche.unl.edu/diversity).
A NETCHE Production
Production Date: 2001
Length: 30 minutes
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