Ocoee recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

The City of Ocoee is airing a six-hour documentary on Latino history, displaying Hispanic art and more.

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OCOEE  In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Ocoee is jumping in on the celebration in multiple ways.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and commemorates the accomplishments and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the nation. It also serves to educate the public on and celebrates Hispanic culture.

Ocoee’s government TV station, Ocoee TV, is airing a four-part series titled “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation,” according to a press release. The six-hour documentary features interviews with 100 Latinos and showcases their history.

Anyone interested in learning more about the documentary can see it on Bright House Networks Channel 493 on Mondays and Fridays at 10 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday at 3:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.

Additionally, Clarke Road is lined with “Ocoee Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month” banners and Ocoee City Hall is showcasing Hispanic artwork. These include biographical art prints of historical figures, including professional golfer Nancy Marie Lopez — winner of 48 LPGA Tour events — and physicist and Nobel Prize winner Luis W. Alvarez.


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