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
U.S. DEPT OF EDUCATION- WORDS FROM SECRETARY DR. MIGUEL CARDONA
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.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS (AFT) CELEBRATES NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
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.
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.
LATINX & HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH - OFFICE OF EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15-October 15 to acknowledge the history, culture, and contributions of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to over 20 countries in Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Visit the University of Pittsburgh's Events Calendar to build awareness, knowledge and experiences of Hispanics/Latinas/os/xs in Pittsburgh and the broader U.S. context. In addition, learn about the 2022 Latinx Connect Conference (October 27-29) which aims to move us beyond “celebrating” Latinxs, instead calling for empowerment and justice for the Latinx community.
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.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH RESOURCES – AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM
Celebrate the impact of Hispanic American writers and their work with the American Writers Museum. Watch program videos with leading contemporary authors, listen to informative podcasts by influential writers of the past, and explore the special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today. Visit and engage with resources available to help you discover, celebrate, and honor the vast contributions of Hispanic American writers.
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.
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.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES HISPANIC HERITAGE
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.
NCTM CELEBRATES NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Visit to access available resources recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. This is a time of celebration, but more importantly, an opportunity for reflection, and forward progress toward making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority in schools all year long.
HISPANIC HERITAGE AND INVENTIONS
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.
HISPANIC 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.