Welcome to the National Hispanic Heritage Month Resource Guide: In honor of this observation from September 15 - October 15, we are highlighting a number of resources that are available through Scarborough Library, in addition to a variety of web resource
Subjects: Culturally Responsive, DEI, History


This resource guide is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the rich cultural contributions, achievements, and historical significance of Hispanic and Latinx communities in the United States. National Hispanic American Heritage Month, observed annually from September 15th to October 15th, offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the diverse tapestry of traditions, languages, art, and histories that have shaped the nation's identity.

The Shepherd University community is welcome to suggest resources, guides, or any other information relevant to this guide by contacting tcarlisl@shepherd.edu.

Library of Congress | About Hispanic American Heritage Month

"Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The observation 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. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of the independence of Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30-day period."

"National Hispanic Heritage Month". Library of Congress. Library of Congress. Retrieved 1 August 2023.

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