Arab Americans

Close-up view of box of various pastries (Shatila)

Visit this oasis in Michigan for America’s ‘best baklava’

Riad Shatila never forgot the delicious pastries of his youth in Lebanon. Today the late Michigan baker's family still sells what's been called America's best baklava.
Lenticular photo montage (© Doug Coombe/Arab American National Museum)

Bringing contemporary Saudi art to Americans

A U.S. exhibition of works by contemporary Saudi artists is challenging stereotypes and opening a window into daily life in a kingdom that is changing.
Black-and-white portrait of Juman Doley-Alomary (Institute for Social Policy and Understanding)

Arab-American women: Making their mark and sharing their stories

Across the country, Arab-American women are building businesses and careers while supporting their communities and encouraging others to develop and grow.
Man in white tux holding trophy (© AP Images)

Meet some noteworthy Arab Americans

Arab Americans constitute about 1 percent of the U.S. population, but they've made important contributions to science, the arts and many other disciplines.
Salma Hayek posing in front of city skyline (© AP Images)

Arab Americans who have made a difference

Arab influences can be found throughout America, from actors to scientists. Meet some of the Arab Americans making a positive mark.

Arabic education on the rise in U.S. public schools

More American public schools are adding Arabic-language learning to their curriculum to teach about diversity and culture.

How Arab Americans make their voices heard

Arab Americans have one of the highest rates of political participation of any ethnic group in the U.S. and serve at every level of the government.