FAQ: Latino Stories from WWII
An estimated half-million Latino servicemen answered the country's call during WWII, but their stories have remained largely untold and obscure. Produced by KQED, this 30-minute program will explore this topic with a panel discussion and taped interviews that tell a sweeping story of immigration and patriotism, and a war that shaped homefront communities in decisive new ways. From prison cells in Berlin to the date fields of California's Coachella Valley, WWII changed a generation of American Latinos who developed a new vision for the future.
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Learn more about the documentary Latino Stories of Word War II, portions of which were used for this episode of FAQ, by visiting Odyssey Productions.
For the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project at the University of Texas, please visit http://utopia.utexas.edu/explore/latino/index.html
The American GI Forum is dedicated to addressing problems of discrimination and inequities endured by Hispanic veterans, and takes a keen interest in civic affairs. Visit their website.
More websites can be found on KQED's The War site.
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