National Hispanic Heritage Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

How can Latinos, one of America's fastest growing demographics, influence your business success? View our Hispanic Heritage timeline and facts to find out.

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

This is the perfect time to increase your entire company’s awareness 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 Timeline of legislation and events impacting Latinos and their achievements in the United States and National Hispanic Heritage Month Fact & Figures demonstrating Latino advancement (and opportunities) in government, education, business, sports and entertainment.


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  • Max Melendez III

    thank you for such amazing information about Latinos in America. It really makes me feel so proud to be latinamerican and living in this great Nation.

    Max Melendez Jr.

  • Thank yo for acknowledging Hispanic Heritage Month: Indeed, celebrating the gifts of our culture makes us very proud of our contributions. As you might know, the US Census tells us that we have grown from 13% in 2000 to nearly 18% in 2010. Therefore, we make up 1.5 million Hispanics and making us the largest minority in New Jersey. As Americans, lets continue to celebrate our cultural diversity.

  • Lets have this momentum in history to be proud and really embrace our heritage and do not be afraid to share our values and talents to the anglo community.

  • Good research and important footnotes is this great heritage.

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  • Iraida Afanador, President of the Camden County Cultural Arts & Heritage Comission

    As a Puertoriquena, Latina woman and mother of two beautiful Puerto Rican children, I have always been proud of who I am. My advocay has always been for our people and the struggles to identify ourselves as Puerto Ricans, Latinos, Hispanics and Hispanic Americans, as well as individuals who represent our various wonderful ethnic backgrounds that make us who we are today,
    Celebrate who you are today, tomorrow and everyday. Lets not forget how we got here, why and where we need to be and that our children never forget!!!

    Palante, mi gente!

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