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Hispanic Heritage Month  

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Influential People

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The Hispanic 100: a ranking of the Latino men and women who have most influenced American thought and culture - Himilce Novas; Kensington Publishing Corporation Staff
Call Number: REF E184.S75 N77 1995
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
Celebrates the lives of 100 Americans of Latino or Hispanic ancestry who have made outstanding contributions in fields including science, education, government, labor relations, and entertainment. Short biographies of individuals including Cesar Chavez, Joan Baez, Anthony Quinn, and George Santayana contain b&w photos.

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16 Extraordinary Hispanic Americans - Nancy Lobb
Call Number: E184.S75 L62 2007
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
Highlights the achievements of people who have changed American life and history!


About Hispanic Heritage Month

From The Library of Congress:

"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."


Hispanic Folk Art and Celebrations

Photos courtesy of Albert Celoza


What's In A Word?

According to the U.S. Government, " 'Hispanic or Latino' refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

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