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National Hispanic Heritage Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 byrecognizing the history, culture and contributions of Latino Americans. HispanicHeritage Week was commemorated in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson andexpanded to a month in 1988.


This isthe perfect time to increase your entire company’sawareness of the very diverse group of people called Hispanics or Latinos; their contributions to U.S. business, government and society; the importance of understanding immigration issues; and the culturally competent way to recruit, retain and engage Latino employees.

Click on the images below to download a PDF, or click these links to expand the view:National Hispanic Heritage Month Timelineof legislation and events impacting Latinos and their achievements in the United States and National Hispanic Heritage Month Fact & Figuresdemonstrating Latino advancement (and opportunities) in government, education, business, sports and entertainment.

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