National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 – October 15. This event honors the history, culture and influence of past generations who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observance began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson as a one-week celebration called Hispanic Heritage Week. President Ronald Regan extended this celebration to a month and was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.
This program examines how second-generation Hispanics are adapting to American society, and how they are maintaining their Latino roots while assimilating into the American cultural mainstream. Discussion includes the continuing role of family and the ongoing battles with ethnic stereotyping.
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