Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy lives on in the U.S. in part through thousands of things named after him. Learn how that tradition began.
In 2022, we said farewell to many Americans whose contributions shaped our world. Here are a few of these notable figures.
Learn how the Emancipation Proclamation paved the way for abolishing slavery and why President Lincoln considered it his finest achievement.
Kwanzaa, a seven-day event in the U.S. based on African festivals, is celebrated through music and dance from December 26 through January 1.
In anticipation of the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, learn about six notable Americans who have African ancestry.
November 16 is World Falconry Day. Meet three devoted American falconers caught up in the attractions of the ancient sport.
What are the history and origins of hip-hop? Learn more about the genre here and see how it has inspired artists around the world.
What is a social impact investment fund? Learn how firms support small businesses owned by people of color and women.
Learn more about the life of teacher, college president and activist Mary McLeod Bethune and her recent honorary statue in the U.S. Capitol.