Man standing in front of house holding mask (© Kathy Tsai)

Meet the U.S. scientist who invented the N95 mask filter

Peter Tsai created the material for N95 masks in the early 1990s. Never did he expect his invention would save millions of lives during a pandemic.
Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr, sitting across from each other (© Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Voting Rights Act at 55

Prior to 1965, African Americans in the South were often blocked from voting. But an important law remedied that, and altered the U.S. political landscape.
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Historically black colleges and universities offer success

Historically black colleges and universities have served students for over a century and can lead to success in the 21st century.
John Lewis sitting in an office (© Jeff Hutchens/Getty Images)

From civil rights activist to member of Congress: Remembering John Lewis

Civil rights hero John Lewis passed away July 17, after battling cancer since December. Learn more about his life and legacy here.
Man in hardhat standing in a manufacturing building (Courtesy of Trevor Hutchinson)

Watershed disabilities law strengthens U.S. firms

Read on to learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act empowered Trevor Hutchinson to request accommodations that boosted his work performance.
Four people around President George H.W. Bush as he sits at desk signing document (© Barry Thumma/AP Images)

This 1990 disabilities law ushered in a new era

Happy 30th birthday to the ADA, a comprehensive law protecting Americans with disabilities. Learn more about how the law helps them live their best life.
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Susan Ahn Cuddy, Asian American trailblazer [video]

Susan Ahn Cuddy was a trailblazer in U.S. military history. Watch a video charting her accomplishments.
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America’s first black Marines: The Montford Pointers

Meet America's first black Marines, known as the Montford Pointers, and learn how they got their name.
Safiya Khalid wearing blue Islamic headscarf posing for portrait (© Michele Stapleton)

Refugees who made their mark as Americans [photo gallery]

As we take a #stepwithrefugees on World Refugee Day, ShareAmerica highlights a few people who made their mark as Americans.