Hispanic Heritage Month


Guille Álvarez

Street murals in Cuba, photo courtesy of Guille Álvarez, unsplash.com

Lukas Parks, Senior Journalist

Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1968 by President Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to a 30-day period starting September 15th and ending on October 15th.

Hispanic Heritage Month was started to honor the contributions, culture and influence of ancestors from Hispanic and Latinx communities. According to the U.S. Census, Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States. Therefore, we see their influence in many ways such as history, food, culture, and music. Some ways to celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month include; reading books by Hispanic authors, support Latinx businesses, and attending a Latinx event to learn why Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated.

Being half Latino, I realized that there is still a lot more I need to learn about my culture and how I can become more involved in the Hispanic community.