Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage

Explore the history of U.S. Hispanic and Latinx communities.

Hispanic/Latinx History Milestones: Timeline

Hispanic History Milestones: Timeline

The American Hispanic/Latinx history is a rich, diverse and long one, with immigrants, refugees and Spanish-speaking or indigenous people living in the United States since long before the nation was established. And, bringing with them traditions and culture from Mexico, Spain, ...read more

HISTORY: Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. Latinx and Hispanic communities. The event, which spans from September 15 to October 15, commemorates how those communities have influenced and contributed to American society at large. The ...read more

Latino, Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano: The History Behind the Terms

Latino, Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano: The History Behind the Terms

The terms Latino, Hispanic and Latinx are often used interchangeably to describe a group that makes up about 18 percent of the U.S. population. While it’s now common to use umbrella terms to categorize those with ties to more than 20 Latin American countries, these words haven’t ...read more

Sylvia Mendez

The Mendez Family Fought School Segregation 8 Years Before Brown v. Board of Ed

Brown v. Board of Education was the landmark Supreme Court case that ended racial segregation in schools in 1954. But it wasn’t the first to take on the issue. Eight years earlier, in 1946, a group of Mexican American families in California won the very first federal court case ...read more