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Hispanic Heritage Month

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Lacee Knight

on 22 September 2014

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Transcript of Hispanic Heritage Month

In this presentation we will cover some of the many parts of Hispanic Heritage Month which include:
A timeline from 1492- 2011
Interesting facts
Three hispanic leaders
Hispanic Art and Literature
Temple of the Souls at Johnson Theater September 16th through September 28th
Lila Downs at Jazz at Lincoln Center
October 10th
Lila is a singer born in Oaxaca who combines her hispanic with Jazz
Master's of imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition
Fidel Castro
Selena Quintanilla
Hispanic Heritage month is a month set aside every year to celebrate Americans whose ancestors came from countries such as Spain and Mexico. It is also a month used to recognize the contributions hispanics have made to America. The celebration is from September 15th to October 15th.
Diego Rivera

Interesting Facts
1968 was the first year that Hispanic Heritage was celebrated nationally, but instead of being month it was only a week long
Hispanic Heritage ends on October 15th which is only a few days past October 12th when Christopher Columbus came to America.
One time Hispanic Heritage Month was on Sesame Street
Anna Maria Chavez
1492: Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas to and island in which he called San Salvador
1690: First permanent Spanish settlement is established in Texas
Hispanic Heritage Month
Chelsei Parton and Lacee Knight
Mrs. Sarah Canady
Elementary Spanish (CC)
Selena was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson Texas.
She was known as the "Queen of Tejano". Tejano is a style of mexican music that incorporates other styles like country.
She started singing when she was only ten years and became the lead singer for her family band called the Selena y Los Dinos.
The band started out doing small events like weddings and clubs in Texas.
She grew up speaking english, but her father taught her how to sing in Spanish , but eventually learned how to speak Spanish fluently.
In 1987 she received "Best Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Performer of the Year" at the Tejano Music Awards.
In 1990 her album, Ven Conmigo, sold more than 500,000 copies which made it the first Tejano album to become a gold record.
In 1993 her album,Live, won a Grammy for the Best Mexican-American Album
I think she is a hispanic leader because she went outside the box and sang in both Spanish and English. Leaders set examples for others and she was willing to take risks and was successful at it.
1790: Latino colonists settle California
1820: Mexico gains independence from Spain, including settlements in California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico.
1829: Slavery is abolished in Mexico; Texas begins independence movement
What Does Hispanic Heritage Month Mean To Me
What Does Hispanic Heritage Month Mean To Me
Don Quixote
Don Quixote is the name of the main character of the story who lives in Spain. Don Quixote is a very adventurous man with chivalrous ideas that he got out of books.One day he meets Sancho Panza and persuades him to be his squire. Throughout the book the two of them ride around Spain looking for an adventure and along the way they meet many people and experience many things. One of my favorite parts of the book is when Don Quixote confuses a windmill for a giant and attacks it.
1846: Mexican-American war begins
1868: 14th amendment constitution declares all people of Latino origin born in the US as a US citizens
1898: Spain signs Treaty of Paris, transfers Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the US
1910: Mexican revolution begins; hundreds of thousands of Mexicans immigrate to the US

1950: Puerto Rico became a US common wealth
1965: Mexico and the US allowed corporations to operate assembly plants on the border to provide jobs for Mexicans displaced when that braceros programs end.
1973: Roberto Clemente become first Latino in baseball hall of fame
1974: Equal Education Opportunity Act for public school introduces bilingual education to Latino students
1975: Voting Right Act amendments of 1975 make bilingual ballots a requirement in certain areas.
1986: Immigration Reform and Control Acts enables undocumented immigrants, under certain conditions, to gain legal status, makes it illegal for employers to knowingly hire undocumented immigrants.
1994: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect, eliminating all tariffs between Canada, Mexico and US
2002: Latino-owned businesses grow 31 percent from 1997 to 2002, compared with a national average of 10 percent
2003: at 37.1 million, Latinos officially became nations largest "minority" group
2011: California now has the largest Latino population of any state (14.4 Million)
To be continued...
Events in New York
Interesting Facts
The following states all have a Hispanic population of at least 500,000: Washington, Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New York, New Mexico, New Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, California and Arizona.
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States
There are approximately 53 million individuals of Hispanic ancestry in the United States today.
Flower Vendor was made by Diego Rivera in 1941. The girls clothes are like a 20th century Mexican woman, they are colorful, simple and neat. We can tell she is a young woman because she has two braids which means that she is not married. In the painting the bundle of flowers looks to big for her to carry and the rest of the picture is dark so when we look at it we don't know where she is at.
Ms. Dee Quote
"My favorite painting is the flower vendor by Diego Rivera. His painting shows the lives of everyday people."
In all honesty, Hispanic Heritage Month doesn't really affect my life personally. I'm a person that has to have something drastically affect me for it to truly matter.
Hispanic Heritage Month means that there is a new opportunity to learn about someone's culture. We are all different in this world. I have always very interested in the cultures that this world offers and learning about them.
Events in Washington D.C.
Karukinka- Chilean Patagonia, Artist of the Land Where the Trees Talk
October 2nd-5th
Chile celebrates its culture through an art market, an exibit of tradition arts and crafts, chilean quisine, and hands on activities
Hispanic Heritage Day: Innovators in Air and Space
October 11th
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at the National Air and Space Museum
Chief Executive Officer Girl Scouts of the USA
She is from Arizona and provided programs for distributing food to the hungry.
She decided that she wanted to work with the youth and inspire a new generation of female leaders.
In 2009 she returned to the Girl Scouts Movement and became the Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Texas.
In 2011 she became the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA and she is still holding this office.
In 2013 she received Law College Association Award from the University of Arizona
In 2013 she also received Excellence in Community Service Award from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
We believe that she is a leader because she helped her community and her limit was the sky. SEh wouls be successful at one thing and she would continue to work her way up to where she wanted to be.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926 in Biran, Cuba.
In 1959 he led overthrow of the Batista dictatorship of Cuba.
He made Cuba the first Communist country in the western Hemisphere.
Even though he brought reforms to Cuba he was still criticized for oppressing Human Rights and Freedoms.
After taking power Castro:
abolished legal discrimination
provided employment
advanced education and health care
jailed political opponents and didn't want elections
limited the amount of land someone could own
abolished private business
Because of all of the limits that he set many Cubans left and went to the United States
He is a leader to me because even though he set limits he still helped Cuba in many positive ways like education and health care.
This is my favorite song that she sang.
Flower Vendor
In this presentation we discussed Hispanic Heritage Month. We went over what it means to us, a series of events on a timeline and some interesting facts. We also talked about three hispanic leaders and their lives and achievements. We then showed an example of art and literature and last but not least we talked about a few celebrations that are held around the United States.
Has anyone else ever heard of Selena Quintanilla or her music before now?

Did anyone find other celebrations that are not held in New York or Washington D.C.?

Has anyone else ever read Don Quixote for an English class?

Did anyone happen to watch the episode in Sesame Street where they talked about Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Day:Innovators in Air and Space
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