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Biden ends discriminatory immigration bans

President Biden has revoked an executive order and three proclamations that restricted immigration visas for people from many Muslim and African countries.
Harriet Tubman (State Dept./Astrid Riecken)

In pictures: Harriet Tubman’s route on the Underground Railroad

In a few years, the U.S. $20 bill will feature Harriet Tubman. Learn more about this extraordinary woman and the Underground Railroad.
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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.
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Black Panther shatters stereotypes and promotes science

Black Panther, the first Hollywood blockbuster centered on a black superhero and to star a mostly black cast, is defying long-held stereotypes about Africans and women.

The inspiring story behind one of the White House’s coolest jobs

Refusing to allow her hearing disability to be a barrier, Leah Katz-Hernandez greets visitors and world leaders before they meet with President Obama.
Salma Hayek posing in front of city skyline (© AP Images)

Arab Americans who have made a difference

Arab influences can be found throughout America, from actors to scientists. Meet some of the Arab Americans making a positive mark.
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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.
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Melania Trump as Slovenians knew her

Melania Trump will soon become the second foreign-born first lady in a "nation of immigrants." Slovenians remember their native daughter.
Police photos of Joan Mulholland (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland: Civil rights hero

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a white teenage girl with a conservative Virginia upbringing, became an unlikely civil rights hero in the Jim Crow era.