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What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. During this month we recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation was 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.  - National Hispanic Heritage Month Library of Congress

From our online collection

The Latino American Experience in the ABC-CLIO database is a cultural resource that includes ebooks, interviews, maps, images, audio and timelines.

Latino Literature database has 200 novels, hundreds of short stories, 20 pages of poetry, and more than 450 plays written by authors of Puerto Rican, Dominican, Chicano, Central American, South American, and Cuban descent living in the United States.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Events at Nova Southeastern University

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