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National Park Service Announces American Latino Theme Study

The National Park Service is undertaking an American Latino Theme Study to enhance the public?s understanding of the role of American Latinos in the development of the nation. The theme study will consist of a core essay that will cover Latina/o history since the fifteenth century, with a primary focus on the period since the 1820s, and will highlight four broad themes: making the nation, making a life, making a living, and making a democracy. The study encourages suggestions from the public about American Latino historic sites within the boundaries of the U.S. and the stories associated with them. Please send your suggestions (name of the property, where it is located, and a few sentences about why it is important and why it tells an important story) to: .

Posted: February 7, 2012
Tagged: Miscellaneous