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Hispanic American Heritage Month

How did Spanish-speaking explorers and colonists first relate to North America? Maps from the 15th through 17th centuries record what cartographers thought were the continent's most important features. FIND OUT MORE »

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Colored lithograph, Poblanas, 1836, Carl Nebel, LOC

In 1821, Anglo settlers migrated to Texas en masse. Discover the profound [...] »

Photo, Octavia Estelle Butler, October 28, 2005, NikolasCo, Flickr

Learn about all of America's most famous female writers of color with this [...] »

Photograph, Juan B. Rael interviewing Manuela Martinez, Taos, NM, ca. 1930, LoC.

Learn about Hispanic culture with the Juan B. Rael collection of upper Rio [...] »

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Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

Explore the music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico [...] »

photographic print, Young Polish berry picker, July 1909, Lewis Wickes Hine, LOC

Discover resources that will enable you to examine this unique area of American [...] »

Photography, The Alamo at Night, 5 Jan 2004, Jay Cuthrell, Flickr CC

Remember the Alamo! But what does the U.S. remember? Historical fact or [...] »

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Christopher Columbus—a legend without a face? Answer these questions [...] »

Cigarette card, Chinese opera faces (masks), New York Public Library Digital Gal

Through performing art, U.S. minorities assert their identities. Answer these [...] »

Photo, Proclamation Ceremony, Oct. 3, 2010, cliff1066™, Flickr

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do they [...] »

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