National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in celebration and recognition of the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service.
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Rudy Martinez was a young sailor who left his family in San Diego to begin his duties in the U.S. Navy in Pearl Harbor. On the morning of the attack, the Navy electrician mate 3rd class was aboard the USS Utah when the battleship was hit by two Japanese torpedoes. A Mexican American, Martinez officially became the first Hispanic to be killed in World War II.Martinez’s death marked the beginning of the surge of Latino military service in World War II. National Archives identifier:  6349935

Rudy Martinez was a young sailor who left his family in San Diego to begin his duties in the U.S. Navy in Pearl Harbor. On the morning of the attack, the Navy electrician mate 3rd class was aboard the USS Utah when the battleship was hit by two Japanese torpedoes. A Mexican American, Martinez officially became the first Hispanic to be killed in World War II.Martinez’s death marked the beginning of the surge of Latino military service in World War II. National Archives identifier: 6349935

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The Spanish-American War of 1898 was a conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America by way of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty of Paris was signed on Dec. 10, 1898. The image is a photograph of a battle in the Spanish-American War of 1898. National Archives identifier 598580

The Spanish-American War of 1898 was a conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America by way of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty of Paris was signed on Dec. 10, 1898. The image is a photograph of a battle in the Spanish-American War of 1898. National Archives identifier 598580

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Jesús T. Piñero fue el primer puertorriqueño nombrado para el cargo de gobernador bajo la administración de los EE.UU.. Presentó un proyecto de ley para establecer un status político permanente para la isla, de mutuo acuerdo entre Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos. Piñero fue gobernador hasta 1949, cuando PR celebró su primera elección para este puesto y Luis Muñoz Marín del Partido Popular Democrático fue elegido como gobernador. Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 200465

Jesús T. Piñero fue el primer puertorriqueño nombrado para el cargo de gobernador bajo la administración de los EE.UU.. Presentó un proyecto de ley para establecer un status político permanente para la isla, de mutuo acuerdo entre Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos. Piñero fue gobernador hasta 1949, cuando PR celebró su primera elección para este puesto y Luis Muñoz Marín del Partido Popular Democrático fue elegido como gobernador. Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 200465

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U.S. Navy Engineman 3rd Class Olga Valdovinos dances the"Folklorico,"a traditional Hispanic courtship dance for fellow Sailors on the mess deck of the Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) on Oct. 12, 2006, during a Hispanic Heritage celebration. National Archives Identifier: 6702852

U.S. Navy Engineman 3rd Class Olga Valdovinos dances the"Folklorico,"a traditional Hispanic courtship dance for fellow Sailors on the mess deck of the Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) on Oct. 12, 2006, during a Hispanic Heritage celebration. National Archives Identifier: 6702852

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US Navy maquinista de la tercera clase Olga Valdovinos baila el "Folklórico", una danza de cortejo tradicional hispana para sus compañeros marineros en la terraza del Comando Anfibio Buque de guerra USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) el 12 de octubre de 2006, durante una celebración de la Herencia Hispana. Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 6702852

US Navy maquinista de la tercera clase Olga Valdovinos baila el "Folklórico", una danza de cortejo tradicional hispana para sus compañeros marineros en la terraza del Comando Anfibio Buque de guerra USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) el 12 de octubre de 2006, durante una celebración de la Herencia Hispana. Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 6702852

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This item is a photograph of President William J. Clinton meeting with Cuban political prisoner Mario Chanes and his family in the Oval Office of the White House. The image was photographed by Barbara Kinney. National Archives Identifier: 2867012

This item is a photograph of President William J. Clinton meeting with Cuban political prisoner Mario Chanes and his family in the Oval Office of the White House. The image was photographed by Barbara Kinney. National Archives Identifier: 2867012

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La foto nos muestra al Presidente Nixon y al Presidente de México revisando las tropas en los Estados Unidos en los predios de la Casa Blanca. 15/06/1972  Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 194436

La foto nos muestra al Presidente Nixon y al Presidente de México revisando las tropas en los Estados Unidos en los predios de la Casa Blanca. 15/06/1972 Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 194436

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La Guerra Hispano-Americana de 1898 fue un conflicto entre Estados Unidos y España que acabó con el dominio colonial español en América y dio lugar a la adquisición de los EEUU de territorios en el Pacífico occidental y América Latina a través del Tratado de París. El Tratado de París fue firmado el 10 de diciembre 1898. La imagen es una fotografía de una batalla en la Guerra Hispano-Estadounidense de 1898. Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 598580

La Guerra Hispano-Americana de 1898 fue un conflicto entre Estados Unidos y España que acabó con el dominio colonial español en América y dio lugar a la adquisición de los EEUU de territorios en el Pacífico occidental y América Latina a través del Tratado de París. El Tratado de París fue firmado el 10 de diciembre 1898. La imagen es una fotografía de una batalla en la Guerra Hispano-Estadounidense de 1898. Identificador de los Archivos Nacionales: 598580

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Jesús T. Piñero was the first Puerto Rican appointed to the post of Governor of Puerto Rico under the U.S. administration.  He submitted a bill to establish a permanent political status for the Island by mutual agreement between PR and the USA. Piñero served as governor until 1949, when Puerto Rico celebrated its first popular election for this position and Luis Muñoz Marín of the Popular Democratic Party was elected governor. National Archives Identifier: 200465

Jesús T. Piñero was the first Puerto Rican appointed to the post of Governor of Puerto Rico under the U.S. administration. He submitted a bill to establish a permanent political status for the Island by mutual agreement between PR and the USA. Piñero served as governor until 1949, when Puerto Rico celebrated its first popular election for this position and Luis Muñoz Marín of the Popular Democratic Party was elected governor. National Archives Identifier: 200465

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Rita Moreno has inspired many people throughout her celebrated career as an actress and stage performer. As the first Hispanic actress to win an Academy Award in 1961, she opened the door for hopeful Latinos in the entertainment industry. She has earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bush in 2004 and the National Medal of the Arts from President Obama in 2009 for her wide-ranging body of work and success in the entertainment industry. National Archives Identifier: 7431430

Rita Moreno has inspired many people throughout her celebrated career as an actress and stage performer. As the first Hispanic actress to win an Academy Award in 1961, she opened the door for hopeful Latinos in the entertainment industry. She has earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bush in 2004 and the National Medal of the Arts from President Obama in 2009 for her wide-ranging body of work and success in the entertainment industry. National Archives Identifier: 7431430

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