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Sep 14 2011

Hispanic Heritage Month

by Joseph M

September 15—October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Hispanic Heritage Month was first observed as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan to a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.

Several DCPL locations are having events to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, including a musical performance at Decatur and craft times at Decatur, Chamblee, and Brookhaven branches.

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