Hispanic Heritage

September 15 - October 15

"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 September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period."

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Cinco de Mayo, the "5th of May" 

This holiday started in celebration of the Mexican Army's victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War. In the United States, the holiday celebrates the culture and heritage of the Mexican people. 

Spanish language resources are also available in this collection. 

Nuestro Futuro - Teacher Resources
Nuestro Futuro - Teacher Resources


Nuestro Futuro follows five young Hispanics living in South Carolina. Their stories tie into larger themes about the impact of the growing Latino population on communities in the South. How are these...
La Ropa Sucia: a fotonovela
La Ropa Sucia: a fotonovela


Students will discover the components and origin of the fotonovela and create their own using 1:1 technology.

Hispanics | South Carolina Public Radio
Hispanics | South Carolina Public Radio


“H” is for Hispanics. Hispanics are among South Carolina’s oldest and most recent immigrant groups. Long before English settlers landed at Jamestown, Spanish explorers laid claim to the territory in...