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Library of Congress Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

by Lori Wienke on 2022-09-19T09:00:00-04:00 in Africana & Latinx Studies | 0 Comments

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15 and its purpose is to recognize the achievements and many contributions of those with Latinx/Hispanic American heritage. Check out the resources linked below to discover and learn more.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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 collaborated on this selection of resources that highlight the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Visit the site here:

Library of Congress: Hispanic Reading Room

The Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress welcomes you to Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections. This guide, with resources in English, Spanish and Quechua, seeks to facilitate research about Andean peoples, cultures, and knowledges through the themes of language, storytelling and literature, visual arts, and music:

Smithsonian Latino Center

In 2020, Congress enacted legislation to establish an American Latino Museum in Washington, DC. The Smithsonian Latino Center unlocks dynamic U.S. Latino stories that shape our national experience and identity. It empowers a greater understanding and deeper appreciation for the enduring contributions of Latinos to our country. It preserves a growing collection of diverse stories and experiences that reflect Latino presence in our history and culture, and convenes conversations, inclusively, about the stories and connections that continue to inspire generations to come. Visit the site here:

National Park Service Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. During this month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners, share history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present. Visit the site here:

National Archives Hispanic Heritage Month

The National Archives celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in recognition of 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 here:

Hispanic American Veterans

Asked to serve their country in time of war, Hispanic Americans displayed courage and valor in the face of adversity. Familiar with discrimination back home, many saw their service as affirming the ideals of democracy. In this presentation, the Veterans History Project recounts their inspirational stories:

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