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Media Services highlights the wonderful contributions of the Hispanic Community.

Hispanic history and heritage is celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15. The month is meant to shine a light on the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.

According to the government website for Hispanic Heritage Month, the observation began as a week-long celebration in 1968 under the Johnson administration. By 1988, under the Reagan administration, the celebration was expanded to cover a 30-day period.

The month is an opportunity for the general public to educate themselves on Hispanic history and raise awareness about the (past and present) challenges facing Hispanic communities. Throughout the United States, organizations, companies, schools, and communities hold events, programs, and exhibits throughout the heritage month celebrating Hispanic-Americans and their role in history.