September 12, 2023
Learn about ways to celebrate Hispanic achievements in the arts, history and government during National Hispanic Heritage Month and throughout the year.
This autumn during National Hispanic Heritage Month, join us in making a commitment to celebrate those who have achieved significant cultural and historical milestones while paving the way for future leaders.
Originally created as Hispanic Heritage Week, National Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988 was expanded to be recognized as a month-long celebration, and has continued to grow in profile over the last 30 years. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we celebrate and learn about the contributions and history of those whose ancestors came from Mexico, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Honoring Past, Present Leaders
For National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities and Smithsonian Institution all have created a range of programming.
- The Library of Congress has assembled the PALABRA Archive, a collection of almost 800 recordings of readings by poets and prose writers from more than 30 countries. Meanwhile, Spotlight on Latinx Writers is a grouping of interviews with poets and prose writers of Hispanic descent.
- The National Archives and Records Administration showcases the past and present contributions of Hispanic Americans in historical, military, elected and judicial roles. Created with the goal of honoring future leaders' contributions, the National Endowment for the Humanities offers awards for “faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students or general audiences."
- The Smithsonian Institution offers classroom-specific resources for teachers and has created a Latino Virtual Museum that gives visitors the opportunity to learn about leaders and peruse Latino-specific digital art collections.
Honoring diversity in all forms, including celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, is really important to us. Cox supports a multicultural workplace, and seeks to lift up diverse communities through strategic philanthropic efforts.
At Cox, we pledge to honor Hispanic-American partners over the course of the year — not just during National Hispanic Heritage Month — and commit to continue to recognize the community's everyday milestones.
To watch Hispanic-themed content, use voice prompts "Cultura" or "Hispanic Heritage Month" on your Cox Contour remote.
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