American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study will be discussed at an upcoming teleconference.
The National Park System Advisory Board has scheduled the teleconference to discuss a report by its National Historic Landmarks Committee on the topic. The conference takes place on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. EST.
The public can attend at Conference Room 3121, Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 208-3818. Proper ID is needed to enter the building.
People can also address the board. The board plans to take 15 minutes of public testimony and no one can speak more than three minutes. For info, see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-11/html/2013-02967.htm.
Anyone can also submit written comments.
Essays in the study show how Latinos have contributed to the development of the nation from the 15th Century on up. Two years ago, the National Park Service started a project to help people better understand Latino contributions. The study aims to help communities better recognize historic sites affiliated with the efforts and identify places that might be added to the National Register of Historic Places.