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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

Beau Rogers, MCC English faculty, shares his trip to Oaxaca in this video and slideshow:

During the fall of 2016 I was able to go on a bucket-list trip to Oaxaca, Mexico for Dia de Los Muertos, and I had the time of my life. A local photographer, Tony Petate, agreed to take me around and show me the sites while his girlfriend, Ana, spoke to me in English and translated for Tony when I couldn't understand him. We went to several places, and some were out of the ordinary for a foreign tourist like me. It was really an amazing time, and I'd love to return.


Hispanic Heritage Month 2020: Why We Celebrate

Photo credit: Montgomery Municipal Cable,


Hispanic heritage has been celebrated in the U.S. every year since 1968. The observation begins on September 15th due to the many Latin countries that celebrate their independence on that day. During this month, we celebrate the achievements and contributions of American citizens with Hispanic ancestry. Visit the Library of Congress' Hispanic Heritage Month for more information.


Learn about notable Hispanic Americans on Infoplease or in our Biography in Context database. 

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2020: Books from Our Collection

Photo credit: Detail of Hispanic Heritage Select Photos, by David Valdez.


Hispanic Heritage Month 2020: Movies and Documentaries


Hispanic Heritage Month 2020: Resources for Kids


Dancers honor Hispanic Heritage Month during an NFL football game in 2014. (© AP Images)