Hand wrapped in leather straps of tefillin holding electronic tablet over Torah (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

Diversity has long defined America’s Jewish community

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Learn why Jewish people in the United States mirror the country's diversity and why the face of Judaism is changing.
Harriet Tubman posing for photograph (© Harvey B. Lindsley/Library of Congress/AP Images)

Archaeologists find lost home of Harriet Tubman

A team of researchers has discovered the site where Harriet Tubman was raised. The home was later used as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Left: Book cover with Statue of Liberty (Courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf). Right: Portrait of Roya Hakakian (© Masih Alinejad)

A beginner’s guide to America

Roya Hakakian, a human rights activist, poet, author and naturalized U.S. citizen, shares memories of adjusting to life in America.
Man and woman embracing (© AP Images)

Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders who shaped U.S. society [photo gallery]

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Meet a few Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who made their mark in the United States.
Two people holding camera equipment near woman (© 20th Century Fox/The Hollywood Archive/Alamy)

In the United States, these creators can express themselves freely

Chloé Zhao and Khet Mar had to come to America from their homelands to tell their stories openly and without government censorship.
Artist's rendering of people walking in hall with engraved words on one wall arranged around a stylized American flag (© Elia Architecture & Interiors)

A facade celebrating press freedom moves to Philadelphia

A stone tablet of the 45-word First Amendment is moving to Philadelphia, across from Independence Hall. Learn why and the message it sends to the world.
Woman wearing clerical collar receiving injection in arm (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

What do U.S. religious leaders say about vaccination? [photo gallery]

Learn how faith leaders across America are reaching out to their flocks, combining science with scripture and combating vaccine hesitancy with education.
Murals on embassy walls (State Dept.)

U.S. Embassy in Beijing offers ‘Art for the People’

“Art for the People,” a new exhibition on the exterior walls of the U.S. Embassy in China, showcases freedom of expression through American street art.
Two girls holding books while standing in front of library (Courtesy of Deyar Nasiri)

Teen sisters donate books that give voice to Muslim girls

Mena and Zena Nasiri started a nongovernmental organization to donate books featuring strong Muslim women to schools — and the movement quickly grew.