Ocoee celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

The month honors Hispanic and Latino Americans for their contributions to the U.S.

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  • | 2:20 p.m. September 23, 2016
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Each year, the city of Ocoee joins others across the U.S. in recognizing the contributions Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the U.S. Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, also celebrates Hispanic and Latino Culture.

How will Ocoee celebrate?

TV series. Throughout the month, the city of Ocoee’s government TV station will air a four-part series, “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation.” The six-hour documentary features nearly 100 interviews and chronicles how Latinos have helped to shape the U.S.

Watch the series 10 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on Bright House Networks Channel 493.

Banners. When driving on Clarke Road, take a look at the poles. You’ll see banners in recognition of the month.

Art in Ocoee City Hall. Colorful, framed posters featuring Hispanic art are currently at City Hall. Biographical art prints include historical figures such as professional golfer Nancy Marie Lopez and experimental physicist Luis W. Alvarez. 


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