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Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating HHM 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Book Display

Display items provided by Erica Alvarez, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, RSC Center for Success, Inclusion, and Diversity. 

Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage

Key facts about Hispanic People in the United States

Art

Read about Hispanic Heritage

Original Proclamation

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.

Sonia Sotomayor Spotlight

Sonia Sotomayor became a U.S. District Court Judge in 1992 and was elevated to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998. In 2009, she was confirmed as the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in U.S. history.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Spotlight

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a composer, lyricist, actor, singer, rapper, producer, and playwright. He created and starred in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. His awards include a Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a Kennedy Center Honor in 2018. Click on the photo to read a feature story about Miranda's Puerto Rican roots. 

Educational Milestones for Hispanic students in the United States