CUNY DSI Director Ramona Hernandez is one of five Latinos recognized for their work in preserving Hispanic Heritage on NBC News Latino.
What better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than to highlight the work of several Latinos dedicated to preserving key aspects of our nation's heritage, history and culture? Here's a look at their fascinating work… via NBC News.com
“I don’t understand how more people are not interested in reading these documents,” said sociologist and scholar Ramona Hernandez of the more than 110,000 pages of manuscripts from 16th century La Española or Hispaniola - known today as the Dominican Republic and its neighbor Haiti.
Thanks to her leadership at the Dominican Studies Institute, the City University of New York (CUNY) holds possibly the only collection of Dominican colonial documents in the U.S.
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