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Hispanic and Latinx Changemakers Talk Style, Culture, and Identity

Photo credit: Courtesy of Carolina Irving, Lulu Cordero, Sara Beltrán, and Marina Larroudé

Photo credit: Courtesy of Carolina Irving, Lulu Cordero, Sara Beltrán, and Marina Larroudé

This is part of The Power of Us, a series running across Hearst Magazines that celebrates the deep and profound ways that Hispanic and Latinx culture has shaped America. To see the complete portfolio, click here.

Though it was officially established 33 years ago, this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month may be more salient than ever. Recent census data indicates that Hispanics and Latinos had the most demographic gains of any other group measured, reaching nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population share over the

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Culture thrives in America’s most Hispanic, Latino state: New Mexico

As the Hispanic and Latino population grows throughout the U.S., New Mexico has established itself as a haven for people of Latin American and Hispanic descent.

That culture can be seen throughout the streets — in the Pueblo- and Spanish-style architecture, the traditional santeros and the Mexican artistry.

“The Land of Enchantment” is the most Hispanic and Latino state in the country, with 49% of its population identifying as such, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But this population can’t be so easily defined.

PHOTO: A New Mexican retablo, by painter Pedro Antonio Fresquis depicts Our Lady of Protection (Nuestra Senora del Patrocinio), ca. 1815. Retablos typically portray saints, angels or the Virgin Mary and are meant for private devotion in a chapel or home. (Sepia Times/Universal Images Gro)

PHOTO: A New Mexican retablo, by painter Pedro Antonio Fresquis depicts Our Lady of Protection

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National Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the people, histories, cultures and contributions

Sep. 15—Over the next 30 days, we will celebrate the people, histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Every year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct.15.

The observation of National Hispanic Heritage Month began 53 years ago as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the observation to cover a 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15. It was enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law

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