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10 Facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on Sept. 15th, celebrates American Hispanics, their culture, history and traditions. Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, the celebration was expanded to a month in 1988.
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In The Spotlight: Sophie Cruz

Sophie Cruz, the 8-year old U.S. citizen daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants, first made international headlines three years ago when she gave Pope Francis a handwritten letter on behalf of all immigrants. She has since become one of the youngest voices in the immigration reform movement, and has met with President Obama, and spoken at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Nevertheless She Persisted

Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination against Women
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Gallery of Heroes

Who Is Ibtihaj Muhammed?
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10 LITTLE KNOWN BLACK HISTORY FACTS

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events. In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of The Underground Railroad and historic moments like the famous "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But these are only a few of the significant and important events to know and remember.In an effort to honor this expansive and growing history, Black History Month was established by way of a weekly celebration in February known as "Negro History Week" by historian Carter G. Woodson. But just as Black history is more than a month, so too are the numerous events and figures that are often overlooked during it. What follows is a list of some of those "lesser known" moments and facts in Black history.
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The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children

AUDIO: Suzanne Bouffard discusses her new book The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children. Bouffard examines American pre-schools in order to find out what young children need in the earliest years of school, and how we ensure that everyone gets it. She discusses the value of offering quality universal pre-K programs, including better language, literacy, problem-solving, math skills and better self-control.
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