Sept 10, 2014
National Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated beginning September 15th through October 15th. It is a time to recognize the many contributions of people with Hispanic heritage. The term Hispanic refers to people that have origins tied to Puerto Rico, South America, Central America or other Spanish cultures or origins. This recognition of Hispanic heritage was originally a one week celebration approved by President Lynden Johnson in 1968. It was later expanded to one month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. It is now part of the Public Law 100-402.
September 15th was selected as the beginning for this celebration because it is the anniversary of independence for the following five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Hispanics have had a significant and positive impact on our country based on their commitment to family, faith, science and work ethics along with talents in politics, law, medicine, literature, arts, athletics, labor, etc.
Over 50 million (16%) of the United States population and growing is of Hispanic origin. To celebrate the generations of individuals who have helped to shape America with Hispanic origins please share this information with your students. Please integrate this information and the following websites pertaining to Hispanic Heritage Month into your curricula beginning September 15th:
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