Forty years ago a law gave civil rights protections to people with disabilities. But activists fought for those rights with a monthlong sit-in.
Journalists are threatened worldwide more than ever before, yet a free press is key to a healthy, equitable society.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on history has been felt well beyond the United States. Learn why the civil rights leader is honored around the world.
Here are some notable examples of famous (and not-so famous) refugees who resettled in the U.S., and went on to achieve success.
The "Capitol Crawl" protest for disability rights on March 12, 1990, might have been the single most important catalyst for the passage of the...
Safeguarding the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the U.S. is part of a tradition of ensuring minority rights.
Books can have a big impact on us and our lives. Here is a look at the books that have meant the most to five prominent people.
Since fleeing civil war, Hayat and her cousin Yamama have lived in tents with their families in a settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. But are...
When refugees arrive in the U.S. they receive help from resettlement organizations, sponsors, volunteers and neighbors.