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Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the cultures and contributions of Hispanic-Americans. The celebration runs from September 15 - October 15th because September 15th is the independence day of five Latin American Countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. the independence days of three more countries are later in the month: Mexico (16th), Chile (18th), and Belize (21st).
The library has put together this guide to showcase just a few of the many resources available both in the library and online that highlight Spanish, Mexican, Central and South American, and Caribbean history and culture.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, several U.S. Government agencies collaborated on this guide to honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.
Mexican Composers - Naxos Music Library
Playlist from Naxos Music Library. A great selection of classical music, some feature harps, guitars, and saxophones. Use the buttons in the player to start and control the music. You may be prompted to sign in with your R-MC credentials depending on your location and network connection. Nearly two hours of music! Start it up now to browse the guide to music.
Events and Studies in U.S. History
Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs
Fiction, Poetry and Folktales
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century - and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to social change.
Watch her story
The Latino Americans - Film on Demand
Films on Demand provides access to over a hundred films that document Hispanic heritage. Be sure to sign in with your Randolph-Macon credentials to view films in their entirety.
The Latino Americans - Films on Demand
"This is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S."