For me, Hispanic Heritage Month is about deepening our understanding of who we are as pan Hispanic people in the United States, as well as acknowledging our individual roots, which in my case are Puerto Rican.
There's a very rich and colorful history to explore, so I've pulled together some Web sites where you can find fascinating information about—us! I invite you to come along on this magical heritage tour and to expand this article by adding Web sites and other information of your own.
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Museo del Barrio — For those Latinos who trace their roots to Nueva York, here's a fascinating look at the history of Hispanics in the Big Apple. This newly installed exhibit, titled "Nueva York 1613-1945," got a good review in the New York Times by Edward Rothstein, titled "Looking South, Not East, Into New York’s Past." Rothstein said the exhibit is a "reinterpretation of New York’s relationship to the Southern Hemisphere through an unusual accumulation of artifacts, paintings, political cartoons, clothing, music, books and photographs, which reshape the city’s history." If you can't make it to the la Gran Manzana, be sure and read the review. Better yet, buy the museum's upcoming catalog.
|Immigrants heading to New York.|
|Borinqueneers training in Bayamón, P.R.|
|Louis Castro's baseball card.|