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HAPPY HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH! HONOR, CELEBRATE, AND SUPPORT YOUR CULTURE

 

September 17, 2020

Since 1988, from September 15 to October 15, the United States recognizes the contributions and the unique influence of Hispanic Americans to the Nation. The value in the community's history, culture, and achievements to better the country began to be acknowledged in 1968 when the month-long celebration was just a week -- yes! It all started as Hispanic Heritage Week.

Rep. Edward R. Roybal of Los Angeles sponsored legislation that President Lyndon Johnson later signed into law to designate a week to appreciate the Spanish-speaking community. Knowing seven days wasn't enough, in 1987, Repre...



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