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Native Americans’ many contributions to medicine

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Learn more about how Native Americans contribute to medical innovations.
Deb Haaland smiling (Robert F. Bukaty/AP Images)

America’s first Native American Cabinet secretary

November is Native American Heritage Month. Meet a history-making member of the Pueblo of Laguna who oversees a federal department.
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The African American psychiatrist who made landmark Alzheimer’s discoveries

Learn about the contributions of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, the first African American psychiatrist in the United States.
Desert landscape painting (Courtesy of Kay WalkingStick)

Bringing Native American themes to landscape painting

Learn how Kay WalkingStick's Native American heritage has shaped her artwork, and how her landscape paintings honor the first Americans.
Opening shot of video with headshots of 25 MacArthur grant winners (© John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Celebrating the 2021 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ innovators [video]

The MacArthur Foundation announced the winners of its annual "genius grants." Read about how the winners are using their creativity.
Mural depicting many African American historical figures (Courtesy of Collection of the Hampton University Museum)

Preserving a historic African American mural for future generations

Learn about an important piece of art that the National Trust for Historic Preservation is working to protect for future generations.
18 jerseys of Latino baseball players (Jaclyn Nash/National Museum of American History)

Latinos remain central to America’s national pastime

An exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History showcases how Latinos have made lasting impacts on baseball.
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How do sign language interpreters work?

Learn about the federal laws that require sign language interpreters in the United States and where you'll regularly find them.
Toni Stone holding a baseball (© Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

Meet Toni Stone, who broke barriers in baseball

Toni Stone was a pioneering figure in baseball. Many sports fans don't know her name, but a play about her life explains why they should.