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MC: Multicultural Center & Resources

This guide promotes the Multicultural Center, related resources and national heritage months. This guide is created/maintained by the Sociology Librarian,

Welcome to the heritage months introduction page


This guide has pages library resources for heritage months.  Multicultural Center and student groups have programming, so check their web presence to learn more about opportunities to engage with fellow students, faculty and staff on campus during these months.  Click on available guides (left)

Fall 2020 guides focused on ONLINE resources:


  • Black History Month (February)
  • Women's History Month (March)
  • Asian Pacific Heritage Month (May)

Commemorative Days:

  • Asian:
    Chinese New Year, Diwali, Yalda and Nowruz (Persian New Year)
  • MLKDay 


About National Heritage and Commemorative Months (via Library of Congress)

A list of "heritage months" recognized in the United States are listed on the (LOC) Library of Congress Commemorative Month page.   Lists, liks and Blurbs from the Commemorative Observances Library of Congress website This list is for context. Not all of these wll have separate guides. 


  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
    National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture and to honor five of our Central American neighbors who celebrate their Independence days in September.

    NOTE: Latinx is more commonly used
  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (September 17)
    Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787 and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
  • American Indian Heritage Month (November)
    National American Indian Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States.
    NOTE: Native American Heritage Month is currently more commonly used
  • Human Rights Day (December 10)
    Human Rights Day is observed each year to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.


  • African American History Month (February)
    National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation's history.

    (NOTE: Black History Month is currently more commonly used)
  • Women's History Month (March)
    Women’s History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.
  • Asian Pacific Heritage Month (May) Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is a month to celebrate the contributions Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society and culture
    • Jewish American Heritage Month (May)
      Jewish American Heritage Month is a month to celebrate the contributions Jewish Americans have made to America since they first arrived in New Amsterdam in 1654.
  • Law Day (May 1)
    Law Day is a national day to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms Americans enjoy.


(From: Library of Congress:

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