Civil rights hero John Lewis passed away July 17, after battling cancer since December. Learn more about his life and legacy here.
Americans are revisiting race relations after recent killings of African Americans and of police. Here's what President Obama says.
When it was first instituted in 1882, Labor Day was the "workingman's holiday." Take a look at some of the women who make up nearly half the U.S. workforce.
On August 4 at 17:00 UTC, join us for a webchat on how the Americans with Disabilities Act helped Paralympians and other athletes.
Muslims typically make a special effort to increase their charitable activities throughout Ramadan. Learn about what some American Muslims are doing.
“Trailblazing is not for wimps or the faint of heart,” says U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard, the commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command.
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."
The U.S. National Park Service is marking its 100th anniversary by hosting more than 100 ceremonies to swear in new U.S. citizens.
Learn about some of the American women who are running for, and winning, the top city government seat: the mayor.