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National Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

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 independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. (Source:

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Library of Congress: National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2022

National Today: Hispanic Heritage Month – September 2022

U.S. Department of State: Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

The White House: A Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2022

National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers: Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation

Women’s Health: 20 Facts About National Hispanic Heritage Month You Should Know In 2022

National Institutes of Health: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation: Unidos

GoddGoodGood: 23 Activities to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (2022):

CNBC: The Top Hispanic Entrepreneurs in America:

Minority Business Development Agency: Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring Hispanic Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

Al Día: Meet the 16 Hispanic CEOs of top S&P 500 Companies

Crain’s New York Business: Notable Hispanic Leaders & Executives




The Power of Latino Leadership: Juana Bordas

Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age: Juana Bordas

Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures: America Ferrera

The Lean Startup: Eric Ries

Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States: Felipe Fernández-Armesto

The Latina Trailblazer: Inspiring Stories From Latinas Who Overcame Adversity and Forged a New Path: Janet Escobar

The 10x Rule: Grant Cardone

Where I come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef: Aarón Sánchez

The Obstacle is the Way: Ryan Holiday


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