1. It first began as a week.
Three Things to Know … Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of Hispanic Americans in all different aspects of American life. Here are three things you should know about Hispanic Heritage Month.
During the Civil Rights Era, President Lyndon B. Johnson established Hispanic Heritage week to increase attention to the contributions of Hispanic Americans. Later on, in 1987 during Ronald Reagan’s presidency, Hispanic Heritage Week grew to become Hispanic Heritage Month between September 15 and October 15. Its purpose was to adequately provide enough time to celebrate the many contributions and achievements of Hispanics in the US such as Olympians, business leaders, politicians, artists, and many others.
2. It coincides with independence days.