Latino Americans

Mi Historia

As part of WETA’s 2013 educational and outreach campaign, viewers who experienced the LATINO AMERICANS documentary were invited to create and submit videos describing what being Latino means on a personal level, sharing family traditions, discussing ways of celebrating heritage and culture, or speaking about Latino American role models. Videos were collected through the Mi Historia section of the PBS LATINO AMERICANS website.

To support LA500 grantees in their local and oral history programming efforts, the ALA Public Programs Office will collect “Mi Historia” videos created as part of the grant initiative. To submit your videos, please log in using the My Application link at the bottom of this page (or, and click the Begin link under “Mi Historia” to upload files. You may save submitted files and return to the form as often as you wish; after submitting the form, you will not have to option to upload additional content. Download links to files may also be sent to

ALA will process submitted videos with branding that features the NEH, ALA and LA500 logos; add them to a Mi Historia playlist on Programming Librarian’s YouTube channel; and feature select submissions on LA500-related websites maintained by ALA, NEH and WETA.

For examples and more information about the Mi Historia efforts conducted as part of the LATINO AMERICANS documentary series, see

Please note: By using ALA’s file upload form to submit video, you certify that you own all rights to the content or that you are authorized by the owner to make the content publicly available on Programming Librarian’s YouTube channel, and that it otherwise complies with the YouTube Terms of Service located at

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