For many of Dr. Victor Pineda's audiences around the world, he is the first severely disabled person they've ever met. They still treat him like a rock star.
A new museum exhibition traces the roots of the Special Olympics organization, focusing on founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and four accomplished Special Olympians.
Launching an aggressive campaign against the trafficking of cultural property, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has created a new law-enforcement squad dedicated to solving and stopping the theft of antiquities. Find out why this mission is so important.
When she blasts off in May 2018, Jeanette Epps will make history as the first African-American crew member on the International Space Station.
See how children and adults participated in traditional Persian New Year activities at the Smithsonian's 11th annual Nowruz celebration.
Poet and activist Juan Felipe Herrera draws on his Mexican-American background to write poetry that addresses racial, cultural and political barriers.
Many U.S. universities have chaplains who engage students in dialogues, organize service projects and help out in times of personal crisis.
The U.S. Mint will begin honoring notable American women on currency in 2022. Find out more about two women selected to appear on U.S. quarters.
Elbert Ransom has advocated for civil rights since he was 17, the age at which he met a 24-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Alabama.