Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct 15.
In New York City, where I'm teaching this fall, there was a parade Sunday September 18 for Mexican Independence Day. The Mexican community here is much smaller than in Chicago but they showed their cultural pride.
Check out Teresa's photo gallery of the parade.
Below are a few other snapshots of Hispanic Heritage in New York City by Teresa Puente:
|Puerto Rican mural in El Barrio.|
|Folk dancing in church basement.|
|A glimpse of Selva Sanjines Flight: Past to Future|
|Storefront on Spanish Harlem's Main Street - 116th St.|
|The Hispanic culture in NYC is a proud culture of many peoples.|
(Teresa Puente is a Professor of Journalism at Columbia College in Chicago. This story first appeared on her Chicanisima blog and is used with the author's permission. Ms. Puente also encourages Latina women to write and publish their stories in Latina Voices.)