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When and Why is Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated?

  National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in recognition of the historical and cultural contributions of Hispanic Americans. This national observance was first established by Public Law 90-498, approved September 17, 1968, by the 90th Congress. Public Law 90-468 authorized the president to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week each year. On August 17, 1988, the 100th Congress enacted Public Law 100-402, which extended the observance from a week to a month. The annual observance is now a 31-day period beginning on September 15 and ending on October 15. The months of September and October cover a wide range of independence...

Read more → Reminder- December 2016

This is a reminder of upcoming special emphasis events. View this email in your browser MLK Day and Black History Month January and February bring MLK Day and Black History month.  These special emphasis events highlight the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., other Civil Rights Leaders and countless contributions made by African Americans to U.S. History.   This year's Black History Month theme is "The Crisis in Black Education." has many posters, bookmarks, coffee mugs and videos that celebrate and raise awareness of the impact that African Americans had on the development of our great nation. MLK -Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday...

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