Step Out of the Shadows this Hispanic Heritage Month

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| By Tanisha Howard-Hall |

Earlier this year, I was speaking with a friend about Hispanic Heritage Month and the great impacts that Latino/as have made on American history. I asked, in her option, what would she want to learn during Hispanic Heritage Month? Her response was the impact that Latino/as made in the U.S. military. From there, I began to do my own research, from watching documentaries to reading articles for several weeks. I wanted to gain knowledge about the Latino/a experience in the military and their many contributions.

Often, libraries are looking for promotional materials to promote Gale databases for Hispanic Heritage Month. Out of the Shadows/Fuera de las Sombras is my personal tribute to Hispanic-American men and women that have made imprints on American history. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th, we are recognizing the vital role played by Hispanic-Americans, as well as the strides made by their American descendants today through the U.S. military.

This will include videos, social media posts, and web banners. And, as a bonus, some of the materials featured will be available in Spanish. You can find all the available materials on our Hispanic Heritage Month support portal. Libraries can feature the videos on their television screen(s) either inside of the library or on their website. There is also a program guide with quick facts about some Hispanic-Americans and key events that highlight their impacts during each American War.  Users can access biographical details from Biography In Context and specific U.S. military war contributions from U.S. History In Context.

To learn more, contact your Customer Success Manager to discuss how your library can step out of shadows this Hispanic Heritage Month.


Meet the Author


Tanisha Hall is the Program Manager of Gale’s Engagement Services team, although this is a new role for her, she is not new to the company. Starting off as the web marketing intern for Cengage four years ago, while she was pursuing her Master degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Tanisha also has her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design.  She loves creativity and brings her hands-on approach when with working with the many teams across the company. Tanisha thrives on being surrounded by a highly-motivated team and is passionate about


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