Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15

History of HHM

  • Initiated in 1968 by President Lyndon B Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week
  • Extended in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan as Hispanic Heritage Month

Fun Facts

  • Over 28% of Major League Baseball players are Latino
  • The Latino vote in major elections is 15% of the total vote (or about the population of Texas)
  • Latinos own more guns than the entire US police force
  • Spanish is more widely spoken in the US than in Spain
  • The US population of people with Hispanic heritage is about 1/4 of the Mexican population