09/12/2013 05:22 pm ET

Ray Suarez Discusses 'Latino Americans' On PBS


Ray Suarez is looking to change the way the history of Latinos in the U.S. is taught in classrooms.

The “PBS NewsHour” correspondent is the author of “Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation,” a rich tapestry of stories on the impact Latinos had in helping to forge this country.

But it’s also a part of American history students rarely, if ever, learn in class, Suarez says.

Released Sept. 3 in anticipation of Hispanic Heritage Month, the book serves as a companion to the three-part, six-hour documentary of the same name premiering Sept. 17 on PBS.

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