Cordoba Corporation is thrilled to celebrate the opening of “¡De última hora! Latinas Report Breaking News” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, an exhibition made possible by Cordoba’s commitment to support Latino History initiatives.
This bilingual exhibition will showcase the work of Latina broadcast journalists and how they wrote the first draft of history for Spanish-speaking audiences through their news reports.
“¡De última hora! Latinas Report Breaking News” allows audiences to explore broadcast journalism through the collective experience of Ilia Calderón, Dunia Elvir, Marilys Llanos, Gilda Mirós, Lori Montenegro, María Elena Salinas and Blanca Rosa Vílchez. The exhibition highlights how these women advocate for Spanish-speaking communities while navigating the fast-paced, ever-changing environment of breaking news.
The exhibition opens to the public today, Sept. 15, 2023, and will be on view for approximately 18 months, until March 2025. The exhibition will have a companion website which will be expanded on over time as well as educational materials through a video series, “Latinas Talk Latinas” which is aimed at middle and high school age audiences.
The museum has curated exhibitions that examine a broad slice of Latina/o history and
culture, including “Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz,” “Bittersweet Harvest: The
Bracero Program 1942-1964,” “Not Lost in Translation: The Life of Clotilde Arias,” “Pleibol! In
the Barrios and the Big Leagues/En los barrios y las grandes ligas” and “A Vision of Puerto
Rico: The Teodoro Vidal Collection” in addition to including Latina/o stories throughout other
exhibitions, including in business history, girlhood, philanthropy and entertainment history as
well as collections, such as one on Hispanic women and advertising.