Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

August 4, 2020

 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the rich history, traditions, and culture of Hispanic and Latinx people in the U.S. Take this time to learn more about Hispanic stories and experiences and get inspired by these Hispanic American heroes.

 

 

 

Ellen Ochoa

 

Ochoa was the world’s first Hispanic astronaut and later became the first Hispanic and second female director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

 

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

The son of Puerto Rican parents, Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor, perhaps best known for his hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

 

 

Sonia Sotomayor

 

Raised in a public housing project in the Bronx, Sotomayor overcame the odds and went on to become the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history.

 

Roberto Clemente

 

Clemente was the first Latino inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame. He was proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and used his platform to speak out for racial equality.

 

Selena

 

Known as the Queen of Tejano, Selena was a Mexican American artist, entertainer, and fashion icon who became a global pop sensation. Despite her untimely death, she remains adored by fans the world over.

 

 

 

 

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