National Hispanic Heritage Month
From September 15 through October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the contributions of our Latino brothers and sisters who have enriched the history of the United States. What began as a week in 1968 became a full month in 1988. September 15 is specifically important because it is a day of independence for many Latin American countries, with several other independence days occurring in the days that follow.
Inform yourself by using library resources to learn more about Hispanic heritage in this country and beyond.
Some highlighted resources:
Books in the Library
- Heritage Hispanic-American Style
- Atlas of Hispanic-American History
- Chronology of Hispanic-American History: from pre-Colombian Times to the Present
- Contemporary Hispanic Biography
Outside the Library
Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, some links will not work.
Library of Congress: National Hispanic Heritage Month
Smithsonian: Hispanic Heritage Month 2013
National Endowment for the Humanities: National Hispanic Heritage Month
Pew Research Center: 5 Facts about Hispanics for Hispanic Heritage Month