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National Hispanic Heritage Month: Home

This guide is a virtual display celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. The first tab contains websites and multimedia, while the following tabs link to videos and ebooks from the library's collection.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month!  This month celebrates and honors the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to U.S. society and culture.

In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson issued a proclamation designating the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week. Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan all issued similar proclamations during their presidencies as well. In 1988, President Reagan expanded the week into National Hispanic Heritage Month, and in 1989, President George H.W. Bush issued the first proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Podcasts

  • Alt.Latino
    NPR podcast covering Latinx art and culture.
  • Code Switch
    NPR podcast that takes on the subject of race and its impact on pop culture, sports, music, and more.
  • In The Thick
    Co-hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela discuss stories you may not hear about in the mainstream news.
  • Las Doctoras
    Dr. Renee Lemus and Dr. Cristina Rose discuss race, gender, social justice, and more.
  • Latina to Latina
    Host Alicia Menendez talks to Latinas from all walks of life about their challenges and successes.
  • Latino USA
    NPR podcast that highlights Latin American experiences.
  • Radio Ambulante
    Spanish language podcast from NPR that covers underreported Latin American stories.
  • Tamarindo
    Co-hosts Ana Sheila Victorino and Brenda Gonzalez discuss politics and pop culture.
  • Tres Cuentos
    This podcast narrated in both English and Spanish is "dedicated to the literary, historical and traditional narratives of Latin America"