Hispanic Heritage

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September 15 - October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans.

Several Latin American independence days are celebrated during this time, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile. However, the celebration originated in September 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an executive order for the creation of Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, the observance was extended to a month by President Ronald Reagan. 

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! | Periscope
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! | Periscope

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage September 15-October 15 each year! Approximately 1 in 8 people in the United States is Hispanic American. That's over 32 million people! In South Carolina there are more...
Pat Mora | Poetry All-Stars
Pat Mora | Poetry All-Stars

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Pat Mora (1942 - ) Pat Mora is a writer of numerous children's books of poetry and prose. Mora is a native of El Paso, Texas and her work often features local interests, such as her family, the...
Horses Actors | Artopia
Horses Actors | Artopia

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Maria Izquierdo A Closer Look Horses Actors is a good example of asymmetrical balance. If you draw an imaginary line down the middle of the painting you can see that the two halves are very different...
What is a Fotonovela? | La Ropa Sucia
What is a Fotonovela? | La Ropa Sucia

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In the video, John Mark Reed explains in Spanish what is a fotonovela. A fotonovela is a comic strip that conveys a social message through pictures and text. A popular media form in Latin American...
About Hispanic Heritage Month
About Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. "The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador...
St. Augustine, Castillo De San Marcos  | 27:Fifty
St. Augustine, Castillo De San Marcos | 27:Fifty

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In 1587, Sir Francis Drake attacked and burned St. Augustine, resulting in the consolidation of Spanish forces in the area. Some years later, Castillo De San Marcos was built to help protect the area...
Santa Elena Archaeological Dig | 27:Fifty
Santa Elena Archaeological Dig | 27:Fifty

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Details of an archaeological dig of Santa Elena near Parris Island, South Carolina, are shared by two archaeologists involved in the project. The director of the project, Stanley South, and the co...