Understanding Hispanic Heritage

Why do we celebrate Hispanic Heritage from mid-September through mid-October? What does it actually mean to be Hispanic or Latino? And who do these labels apply to?

“Understanding Hispanic Heritage” presented by NBCU Academy seeks to answer those questions and more. NBC News and MSNBC correspondent Guad Venegas explains the history and context of Latino culture in the United States.

NBCU Academy’s new series “Understanding” breaks down the history, context and nuances behind cultural observances and days of remembrance throughout the year.