Santa Fe College has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). Of the 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, Santa Fe College was selected as one of the 54 institutions to receive a cash grant of $10,000 to hold public programs this fall. The programs will include public film screenings, scholar-led discussion groups and poster exhibitions about Latino history and culture. Events will be hosted in collaboration with the Lawrence W. Tyree Library at Santa Fe College as well as community organizations including the Alachua County Library District, Latina Women’s League, University of Florida and Alachua County Coalition against Human Trafficking.
Santa Fe College will also receive the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History,” created for Public Broadcasting Service in 2013 by the WETA public television station.
The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. (Learn more about the series at www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/.)
About the National Endowment for the Humanities
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.
About the American Library Association
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 58,000 members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. Additional information about the American Library Association is available at www.ala.org.