September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. In partnership with AETN, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will host a screening of the Latino Americans: War and Peace (1942-1954). The screening starts at 6:30pm tonight at the museum in MacArthur Park.
Free admission. Free popcorn and beverages provided.
The documentary tells the story of Latino Americans serving during WWII and their struggle for equality in the military and at home after the war.
After the war, Army Staff Sgt. Macario Garcia became the first Mexican National to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor for his exploits fighting in Europe. He was later refused service in a Texas diner. The experience during the war pushed Latinos to fight for civil rights back home.
The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is a program of the City of Little Rock’s Parks and Recreation Department.