November 22, 2017

Today in History: El Grito de Dolores – Mexican Independence Day


Today in History–September 16–the Library of Congress features El Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores), first heard on this day in 1810 when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla urged the largely Indian and mestizo congregation of his small Dolores parish church to fight for Mexico’s independence from Spain. Today, September 16, is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources relating to Mexican independence and Mexico.

Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla primary source set

The Wise Guide : El Grito de Dolores

Mexican Independence primary source set

Primary Source Spotlight: Mexico

Hispanic primary sources & teaching resources

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