Four young girls, two young boys and a woman in period clothing (NPS Photo)

Coming to America: Immigrant portraits

The U.S. is a land of immigrants, welcoming people from other nations, faiths and backgrounds. Augustus Sherman photographed many Ellis Island arrivals.
Vintage black and white photo of group of young school children (© STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
Istanbul skyline (© AP Images)

Turkish literature class brings history to light

“Through literature you really can get a window into the soul of a society,” says Heba El-Shazli, who teaches literature courses at a Washington bookstore.
People eating at the Asian Garden Mall in California (© AP Images)

Asian culture spices up America’s mealtimes

Japanese, Thai, Korean, Indian, Burmese and other Asian cuisines are increasingly available in grocery stores and restaurants in the United States.
Man looking at computer monitor next to pictures of religious leaders on wall (State Dept.)video

Chaplains help those with and without faith at U.S. campuses [video]

Many U.S. universities have chaplains who engage students in dialogues, organize service projects and help out in times of personal crisis.
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.

The original social network: How global diasporas can mean big business

In trade, trust is essential between buyers and sellers. How can distant strangers begin to build that trust? Diaspora communities can be the bridge.
Five babies in diapers sitting in row (Shutterstock)

What’s in a surname? A clue to U.S. diversity.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest data, surnames from around the world are becoming more prevalent in the list of popular surnames in the U.S.
Koichi Wakata (right) helping Jeanette Epps fasten something on space suit (NASA)

Meet the 1st African-American crew member on the space station

When she blasts off in May 2018, Jeanette Epps will make history as the first African-American crew member on the International Space Station.