Sonia Sotomayor, Junot Díaz Among Hispanics Honored At Heritage Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. The country’s first Latina Supreme Court Justice was honored Thursday night at the 29th Hispanic Heritage Awards, one of several high-profile Hispanics who were recognized for their civic and artistic contributions.

To cheers and applause, Sotomayor said that “this award is not about me. It’s about the many mothers and fathers, abuelos and abuelitas, and all the others who have led our community, who have taught us all and carried us upward on their backs with hard work and determination.”

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