September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

2020 Event Highlights


September 16

Researching World War II Spanish Posters at the National Archives
The U.S. Government carried out many propaganda activities during World War II. One was an effort to appeal to Hispanic Americans and the people of Latin America to foster a united front against the Axis powers. Daniel Dancis, an archivist in the Textual Records office of the National Archives, will discuss the history of these posters and ways to research them.
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(National Archives and Records Administration)

Discussion Forum

September 17

Encuentro en el Smithsonian: Rubén Rada y Pedrito Martinez
Don't miss this conversation with two renowned master percussionists as they consider the power of the drum to spark connection and transcendence. Moderated by NPR and BBC contributor Betto Arcos.  Presented in Spanish with English subtitles, programs feature distinguished artists, activists, and thinkers from throughout the Americas.

(Smithsonian Folklife Center)


September 30

Changüí Majadero | Cuban Roots Music from California
Founded by tres guitarist and vocalist Gabriel García, Changüí Majadero was the result of García’s pivotal pilgrimage to the Guantanamo region of Cuba, where he learned the changüí from the living masters of the style and was inspired to spread the spirit of Cuban folkloric music mixed with a dash of East Los Angeles grit.

(Library of Congress)

Special Event

October 12

Americas Award Ceremony
Join the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) and the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress through a virtual, pre-recorded ceremony honoring the winners of the 2020 Américas Award. The Américas Award celebrates Latin American, Hispanic-American, and LatinX creators and their work in youth and children’s literature. Free tickets are available via Eventbrite

(Library of Congress)


Opening in 2020

¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now
This exhibition explores the rise of Chicano graphics within early social movements and the ways in which Chicanx artists have advanced innovative printmaking practices attuned to social justice. ¡Printing the Revolution! features more than 120 works drawn from Smithsonian American Art Museum&039;s pioneering collection of Latinx art.

(Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Brought to you by:

National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities