September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.
The Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC), Social Justice Peer Educator Stephanie Garcia Avila, and the Foley Library are proud to collaborate on this LibGuide to provide resources for learning about Hispanic heritage. The guide includes information on Hispanic history, culture, literature, and more.
Here are some specific ways you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month:
National Hispanic or Latino/a/e Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors come from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, and Central and South America.
How can I be respectful of culture?
"The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The public laws that designated a week and then a month for National Hispanic Heritage are available in the United States Statutes at Large which is widely available through federal depository libraries.
Finally, the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. See this link for more information.