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Remembering the man who inspired ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

Learn about Josiah Henson, who escorted 118 enslaved people to freedom and whose life story inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
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Get a free poster for Black History Month

The hope Martin Luther King Jr. shared in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 still rings true. This poster honors his commitment to equality.
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South Korean film makes Oscar history

"Parasite," a South Korean dark comedy, made Academy Awards history by being the first foreign-language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
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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!
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Iranian Americans excel in space and at sea

Iranian Americans whose families fled Iran's 1979 revolution have achieved remarkable success in the U.S. See what new jobs they are tackling now.
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Lunar New Year 2020: Year of the Rat

January 25 is the start of the Lunar New Year, celebrated worldwide. 2020 is the Year of the Rat, which the U.S. is honoring with a new postage stamp.
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Some U.S. schools have religious roots [photo gallery]

The new book "Faith+ Freedom: Religion in the USA" shows how Americans worship, work and live together. Download the free PDF to learn more.
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From Navy SEAL to doctor to astronaut

As part of the newest class of NASA astronauts, Jonny Kim is cleared for flight to the International Space Station, the moon and beyond.
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Celebrating Religious Freedom Day in the U.S. [video]

January 16 is National Religious Freedom Day in the U.S. Religious freedom is a central U.S. value. Learn how the U.S. promotes it worldwide.