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Cultural Observances and Awareness Events: National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Special Observances 2022: Home

Theme: Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.

National Hispanic Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, and who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. The observation was established by Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 126 and Public Law 100-402.  It was enacted into public law on August 17, 1988, under President Ronald Reagan. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from 15 September - 15 October of each year. The observance is celebrated during this time frame due to many significant events for various Hispanic communities which fall within the observance period. 

Below is a sampling of LRC books in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.  These books are either available for check out in the LRC or can be accessed online as eBooks through our EBSCOhost eBook database subscription (login credentials are posted on Blackboard under Services or see LRC staff).  

Books available in the LRC and which are on display September 15 to October 15

Some of the information on this page was borrowed from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute's (DEOMI) Special Observances human relations toolkit for National Hispanic Heritage Month.