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National Hispanic Heritage Month 2010

(September 15 through October 15, 2010)

President Barack ObamaPresidential Proclamation--National Hispanic Heritage Month

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

September 15, 2010 From the early settlers of the New World to those reaching for the American dream today, Hispanics have shaped and strengthened our country. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we pause to celebrate the immeasurable contributions these individuals have made to our Nation -- from its inception to its latest chapters. [Full Text]

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Award GalaRemarks by the President at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 33rd Annual Awards Gala
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
September 15, 2010
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Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you to Senator Menendez, and to the Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congresswoman Velázquez, for those extraordinary introductions, but more importantly for the outstanding work that you do each and every day.  Please give them a huge round of applause.  (Applause.)  Thank you to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute for inviting us this evening.  Michelle and I are thrilled to be here with so many friends to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. [Full Text] Celebration of Hispanic-American Heritage
(, September 15, 2010)

Washington — Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, honors the diverse people of Spanish-speaking backgrounds in the United States — those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. [Full Text]

Man walking past photos on wall (AP Images)Hispanics, the Largest U.S. Minority, Enrich the American Mosaic
(, September 15, 2010)
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A man examines art in a gallery (AP Images)
Hispanics in U.S. Culture
Hispanics, the largest and fastest-growing minority in the United States, contribute to the cultural mosaic of the United States in both traditional and innovative ways.



Close-up of Jennifer Lopez (AP Images)

Prominent Hispanic Americans in the Arts

Notable Hispanic Athletes in the U.S.






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