BFKN is proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. This annual observance, from September 15th to October 15th, honors the rich cultural tapestry woven by Hispanic and Latino Americans. We recognize that diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and during this special month, we take a moment to reflect on the vital contributions Hispanic and Latino communities have made to the U.S.

At BFKN, we understand that inclusivity and cultural diversity are at the core of a just and thriving society. We believe that by celebrating and acknowledging the importance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we not only pay tribute to the remarkable achievements of Hispanic and Latino individuals but also underscore our commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable legal environment. We invite you to join us in recognizing the significance of this month, as we continue to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal field and beyond. 

Legislative Background

In 1968, Congress passed Pub. L. No. 90-498, establishing National Hispanic Heritage Month by authorizing and requesting the President to proclaim a week in September (including September 15 and 16) as National Hispanic Heritage Week. This week was chosen to celebrate Hispanic Americans and the independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries which included Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Mexico. President Lyndon Johnson issued the first proclamation, followed by subsequent Presidents until 1988. In that year, Congress amended the law to create National Hispanic Heritage Month, spanning from September 15 to October 15. President George H.W. Bush issued the first proclamation for the month in 1989, and every subsequent President has continued to issue annual proclamations honoring Hispanic heritage.

To learn more about the legislative history of National Hispanic Heritage Month, visit below:

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