Hispanic Heritage

  • Hispanic History Month SEPT 15 – OCT 15
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month


    Hispanic heritage holds an indelible place in the heart and soul of our Nation, and National Hispanic Heritage Month reminds us that the American identity is a fabric of diverse traditions and stories woven together.  Since the beginning, our country has drawn strength and insights from Hispanic writers, scientists, soldiers, doctors, entrepreneurs, academics, and leaders in labor and government.  Our culture has been enriched by the rhythms, art, literature, and creativity of Hispanic peoples.  And our deepest values have been informed by the love of family and faith that is at the core of so many Hispanic communities.  All of these contributions help us realize the promise of America for all Americans.

    During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we reaffirm that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths.  We also acknowledge the Hispanic leaders who have stayed in the struggle for equal justice to ensure that everyone in this Nation can contribute their talents and have the opportunity to thrive.

    This month, we carry on the important work of honoring Hispanic heritage.  Let us give thanks to the many generations of Hispanic leaders who have helped build this country and continue to fight for equality and justice.  Let us pledge to invest in the next generation of Hispanic men and women who hold the destiny of our Nation in their hands. 

    President Joseph R. Biden 

    A Proclamation On National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2022




    Latino educators, scientists, artists, and other professionals help make our communities more resilient & equitable. Secretary Cardona emphasizes that Latino voices, dreams & successes matter now more than ever.




    Book Covers - Hispanic Authors w/Hispanic Characters

    National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) is a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of the over 61 million Latino people in the United States. Since our country’s founding, Latinos have made significant social, artistic, cultural, educational, literary, political and economic contributions to American life. Latinos have proudly enriched our nation’s competitiveness, culture and prosperity throughout generations.


    Evelyn DeJesus

    As the first Latina, and proud Puerto Rican, serving as the executive vice president of the AFT, Evelyn DeJesus knows firsthand the importance of having our students read books that reflect their lived experiences and culture. Join her as we celebrate the culture, nuestra herencia, the diversity and the strength with books from the First Book Marketplace: Latinx Characters and Culture collection. In addition, access links for Colorín Colorado and AFT's Share My Lesson activities and lesson plans.



    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.



    Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.

  • NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTERPic of Water Fountain at National Hispanic Cultural Center


    The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. It offers the Hispanic, Chicano and Latinx artist a place to present their work and bring it to the national stage. The NHCC is committed to making a cultural home for the diverse identities that shape the community. NHCC Learning provides a range of lesson plans and activities across the disciplines found at the NHCC—language arts, performing arts, visual arts and social studies—to inspire cultural curiosity for all ages.


    Colorful mural showing different Hispanic people


    National Archives News celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Discover documents, exhibits, films, blog posts and more from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries that highlight Hispanic culture.

  • Book Covers by Hispanic AuthorsHISPANIC AMERICAN AUTHORS ROUNDUP


    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with rich histories, unique cultures and historic contributions of people from Spanish-speaking areas around the globe. One great way to commemorate is to cultivate your understanding of diverse perspectives — especially by reading books from celebrated Hispanic American authors.