Latino Americans Programming Concludes

The final lecture in the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" will be held on the third floor of Sims Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. 

Eric Johnson, Library Director and coordinator of the program series, will discuss “Latinas on Broadway,” focusing on the contributions Latina actresses have made to the American musical theater.  Video clips will show how their roles have changed in the last 70 years. The talk is also part of the annual Women's History Month lectures sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science.

Two children's programs featuring a bilingual storytime will be held at the Tangipahoa Parish Library's Hammond branch Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. and Independence branch on Thursday, March 31, at 4 p.m. All three programs are free and open to the public. More information can be found in this LibGuide.

"Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" is part of an NEH initiative, "The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square," and the programs are funded by a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

For more information, contact Johnson at Sims Library at 549-3962 or via e-mail at

Monday, March 14, 2016 3:27:36 PM CDT