TNCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Cinema Exhibit


Published: September 15, 2010

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) welcomes The Hispanic Cinema Museum in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The traveling exhibit will be on display October 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Wythe Hall Gallery on the Hampton campus.

The Hispanic Cinema Museum chronicles the journeys of pioneers in film, theater and television to educate audiences about those who paved the way for Desi Arnaz, Jennifer Lopez, Daisy Fuentes and other Hispanic and Latino film stars. Rare photographs, biographies, motivational quotes, posters, play bills and other memorabilia tell the stories of Myrtle Gonzales, Beatriz Michelena and other Hispanic and Latino stars of the silent film era. According to information shared in the exhibited, Hispanics have acted in, directed and produced more than 400 films and television shows since 1927. The traveling exhibit is meant inspire and motivate people of all races.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15 – October 15 and honors the contributions and culture of American citizens who have ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Established in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, the celebration was amended to span a 30-day period in 1988.

For more information about TNCC’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 825-2863.

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