(Photo: Arizona State University)
Every year on Sept. 15, government institutions and community-based organizations across the Unites States commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month-long observation is a time to acknowledge the many contributions that Latinos have made to the political, cultural and social fabric of our country.
While many people are aware of Hispanic Heritage Month, relatively few know the backstory of how it was established.
I know firsthand, because I helped get Hispanic Heritage Month enacted.