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  Federal
HEP: Hispanic Employment Program:
  Focuses on many areas of concern in all areas of Federal employment.
U.S. Census Bureau: Facts for Features: Hispanic Heritage Month, 2005
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the National Register of Historic Places:
  Links to the National Park Service's publications, historic properties, and parks that celebrate Hispanic history and culture.
National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives, Inc.
  State
District of Columbia, Office on Latino Affairs:
  Since 1976, has served the Latino community of the District of Columbia.
Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs (Maryland):
  Includes history and information on the role of the Commission; provides links to the embassies of the Hispanic countries.
Virginia Latino Advisory Committee
  Military
Hispanics in the Defense of America
Pew Hispanic Center: Hispanics in the Military
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI):
  DoD's center of excellence for Equal Opportunity and human relations training.
Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor Winners:
  Provides biographical information and images (for most) of the winners.
September 15th was chosen as the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month because it marks the anniversary of the independence of five Hispanic nations: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Also, the independence of Mexico is celebrated on September 16th and that of Chile on September 18th.
  Background
Legislative History of Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month (FactMonster):
  Mega-site, with a wealth of information about all aspects of Hispanic history, loan words, biographies, etc. Click on the Flags of the Hispanic American Countries of Origin to get information and data on each nation.
Hispanic Heritage Month (The History Channel):
  A&E, The History Channel, The Biography Channel and History International join together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Includes programs and program schedules for the month.
Library of Congress: Hispanic Reading Room:
  See especially the Portals of the World Link (links to international resources: Iberian, Caribbean and Latin American).
Hispanic America USA:
  Highlights the contributions of Hispanics to U.S. and world history (many military links).
Pew Hispanic Center:
  Mission is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the entire nation.
  Media
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists
WNVC-TV: Trayendo el mundo a Washington
Hispanic Radio Network, Inc.: La Red Hispana
LatinoUSA: Radio journal of news and culture
HPRA: Hispanic Public Relations Association
National Association of Hispanic Publications:
  Furthers the excellent, recognition, and usage of Hispanic publications.
Latinos and Media Project (LAMP):
  Click on the link to the award-winning Latino journalists who have won the Pulitizer, NAHS, NCLA, and other awards.
Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies
  Organizations
Hispanic Online:
  Lists numerous Hispanic organizations and resources.
Lanic:
  Abundance of links to many aspects of Hispanic culture, including academics, professional organizations, the arts, popular culture, etc.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC):
  Provides research and direct services to Hispanics on educational and economic opportunity.
Chicana Studies:
  Links to many Hispanic women's organizations and resources.
Hispanic Committee of Virginia:
  Community-based, non-pro fit organization working in Northern Virginia to enable Hispanic* immigrants to more fully participate in and contribute to American society.
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