Photo collage with close-up photos of five people (First four @Shutterstock; @ AP Images)

Test your knowledge of African-American history [quiz]

How much do you know about African-American achievements in civil rights, technology, sports and more? Test your knowledge and share your results!
Woman holding ornamental object (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

U.S. celebrates the Tibetan New Year

The United States has long shared a special affinity for the people of Tibet, and hosts an annual "Losar" event with Tibetan friends and officials.
Frederick Douglass statue (© Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Frederick Douglass: A symbol of freedom beyond America’s shores

Frederick Douglass' powerful story of his life as a slave and his escape to freedom is inspiring writers and readers far beyond the U.S.
Illustration of Martin Luther King Jr. above street sign bearing his name (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Where streets have one name: Martin Luther King Jr.

February is Black History Month. Learn what inspired dozens of countries to name thousands of streets after Martin Luther King Jr.
Woman with arms crossed standing in front of red airplane in a museum (Jim Preston/NASM)

American women rise to new heights

American women excel in fields from Wall Street to the auto industry to the art world. Read about the accomplishments of seven who are making an impact.
Miniature crèche scene with animals (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Holiday treasures at Washington’s National Cathedral

Discover a seasonal treat at Washington's National Cathedral, which offers an annual exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world.
Many people in a crowd (© Jae C. Hong/AP Images)

The U.S. response to the global compact on migration

The United States and other countries as diverse as Australia and Hungary are opposing a U.N. proposal on migration. Read why the U.S. acted this way.
Two rock guitarists performing onstage (© David Richard/AP Images)

Rock greats await Hall of Fame’s verdict [video]

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's first honorees gave birth to rock, rhythm and blues. New members soon will be announced.
Chef in a large kitchen (© Ron Edmonds/AP Images)

Meet a history-making White House executive chef

In the 13 years that Cristeta Comerford has served as White House executive chef, she has seen — and made — history along the way. Learn more about her.