Hispanic Heritage

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  • Hispanic heritage is American heritage.  We see it in every aspect of our national life:  on our television and movie screens, in the music that moves our feet, and in the foods we enjoy.  We benefit from the many contributions of Hispanic scientists working in labs across the country to help us fight COVID-19 and the doctors and the nurses on the front lines caring for people’s health.  Our Nation is represented by Hispanic diplomats who share our values in countries all over the world and strengthened by military members and their families who serve and sacrifice for the United States.  Our communities are represented by Hispanic elected officials, and our children are taught by Hispanic teachers.  Our future will be shaped by Hispanic engineers who are working to develop new technology that will help us grasp our clean energy future and by the skilled union workers who are going to build it.

    President Joseph R. Biden 

    A Proclamation On National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2021

     

     

    U.S. DEPT OF EDUCATION- WORDS FROM SECRETARY DR. MIGUEL CARDONA Dr. Miguel Cardona-Secretary of Education

    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 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.

     

     

    PEW RESEARCH CENTER- KEY FACTS ABOUT U.S. LATINOS FOR NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AND BEYOND

    Here are some key facts about the nation’s Latino population by geography and characteristics like language use and origin groups.

     

    NATIONAL ARCHIVES HISPANIC HERITAGEColorful 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.

      

     

    NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER Pic 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.

     

    HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION

    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.  

     

    HISPANIC HERITAGE AND INVENTIONSBorn in Guadalajara, México, Guillermo González Camarena was granted U.S. Patent 2,296,019 for a "Chromoscopic adapter

    In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, the Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office is recognizing some Hispanic Americans whose inventions contributed to the nation's social and economic well-being.