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Honoring Hispanic-American leaders

Hispanic Americans have contributed to every segment of U.S. society. Here are five whose talents have propelled them to the top of their fields.
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Americans blend tradition, creativity for Rosh Hashanah

Learn how Jewish Americans are adapting their holiday rituals to accommodate the observance of Rosh Hashanah during a public health crisis.
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Americans march

Marching and protesting are integral aspects of what it means to exercise freedom of speech and what it means to stand together in unity.
John Lewis holding hands with children, leading others in march down hallway (© Carlos Gonzalez/The New York Times)

Graphic novel brings John Lewis’ story to a new generation

Learn how an unconventional memoir by the late John Lewis and his two collaborators is helping young people learn about the civil rights struggle.
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Protecting gay rights on campus

U.S. colleges have become more welcoming to LGBTI students in recent years. Learn about the services that have been added to support these students.
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Remembering enslaved people who built a university

Without labor from more than 4,000 enslaved people, the University of Virginia would not exist. Learn what the school has done to honor them.
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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.
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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.