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Hispanic Heritage: Introduction

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Americans

Who is Hispanic?

This is a complicated question, and many different people have many different answers to it. The U.S. Census uses the terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" to refer to a specific group of people; someone who identifies as  Hispanic or Latino is "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."

Source: “About the Hispanic Population and It's Origin.” United States Census Bureau, 22 Apr. 2020, www.census.gov/topics/population/hispanic-origin/about.html. Accessed 9/28/2020.

The following resources discuss the terms Hispanic, Latino, Latina, and Latinx, and the often complicated discussions to define what they mean.


Activities for 2020

Local Events

Events Around the Country

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