Miniature crèche scene with animals (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Holiday treasures at Washington’s National Cathedral

Discover a seasonal treat at Washington's National Cathedral, which offers an annual exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world.
Women dancing on a stage for a crowd to celebrate Nowruz (Flickr/Reed George)

Nowruz in the United States: Rising with the spring sun

The ancient springtime New Year celebration Nowruz is a tradition in many cultures. See how it is celebrated in the United States.
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Susan Ahn Cuddy, Asian American trailblazer [video]

Susan Ahn Cuddy was a trailblazer in U.S. military history. Watch a video charting her accomplishments.
Woman singing into microphone (VOA via YouTube)

Culture keeps Houston’s Vietnamese community strong [video]

The Vietnamese community in Houston thrives because its members use their native language during special events and in their daily lives.

How same-sex marriage is becoming legal in the U.S.

Until 2004, same-sex marriages were not legal anywhere in the United States. Today, more than 70 percent of Americans live in states where they are allowed.
Man standing with arms folded beneath decorated ceiling (© Carol Guzy)

Chef fuses ancient and modern cultures through food

In Washington, a museum's in-house restaurant serves food that evokes its biblical roots and pleases customers from all over the globe.
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.
Group of people sitting together (Shutterstock)

June 28: Perspectives on ending violent crimes against the LGBTI community...

On Wednesday, June 28, law enforcement experts and LGBTI advocates will join a Pride Month webchat to discuss strategies to prevent violent crimes.

Find out what makes a successful civil rights advocate

What would you ask a renowned civil rights activist? Join Judith Heumann, a long-time advocate for disability rights, for a webchat December 3 at 13:00 UTC.