Girl speaking at lectern in front of large group of people at the Lincoln Memorial (State Dept.)

Students embrace the words of Martin Luther King Jr. [video]

On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, January 15, fifth-graders from a Washington school recite King's most famous speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps.
Octavia Spencer greeting Katherine Johnson (NASA)

‘Hidden Figures’ no longer. Film shines light on black women who...

A new movie reveals the work of three African-American women who were the brains behind the space agency's most critical missions.
Woman raising her hand to take an oath (© Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

As new Americans become citizens, July 4 is a special day

Immigrants from around the world will be sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens on America’s Independence Day.
Boy on staircase looking at giant totem pole (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

A British scientist’s unexpected gift to America

A British scientist who never visited the United States is to thank for the famous Smithsonian museums in Washington and New York.
Fourth of July poster (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Free poster for the 4th of July

The U.S. marks its Independence Day on July 4, the day in 1776 when founding fathers approved the Declaration of Independence. Check out this poster.
A float in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans (© AP Images)

In this town, Tuesday is the biggest party day

Every year, visitors from around the world come to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Religious Diversity in America: The Challenge of Race Relations

Religious diversity is part of what defines America, but it has also presented challenges to leaders and civil society on how to respect citizens' beliefs.
Four people looking at computer (© Lilia Xie)

A day in the life of a college newspaper editor

Can a school activity prepare you to be a reporter? ShareAmerica asked a former editor at Princeton University's daily paper what she learned.
Death Valley in bloom (© AP Images)

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