Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 3rd Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 3rd fl., Left of Rm. 327C

Hispanic Heritage Month '97

circa 2003
Event poster for HHM '97, queen holding a baby prince
Historical Context:
Hispanic Heritage Month is the annual recognition of the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and a celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture. It was founded in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in '88 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15th. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, which all declared independence in 1821.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
one-sheet posters