Civic Equality

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U.S. outlines Iran’s cruelty in human rights

The latest Human Rights Report from the U.S. reveals the Iranian regime commits human-rights abuses as a routine matter of government policy.
Patrons using sign language in bar (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Sign-language-friendly businesses take off

A growing number of deaf-friendly and signing-first businesses — which use sign language as their primary form of communication — are opening in the U.S.
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Test your knowledge of African-American history [quiz]

How much do you know about African-American achievements in civil rights, technology, sports and more? Test your knowledge and share your results!
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Frederick Douglass: A symbol of freedom beyond America’s shores

Frederick Douglass' powerful story of his life as a slave and his escape to freedom is inspiring writers and readers far beyond the U.S.
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Turkey condemns China’s abuse of Uighur Muslims

After reports of the death of a popular Uighur musician, the Turkish government called out China's treatment of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities.
Illustration of Martin Luther King Jr. above street sign bearing his name (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Where streets have one name: Martin Luther King Jr.

February is Black History Month. Learn what inspired dozens of countries to name thousands of streets after Martin Luther King Jr.
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These Iranians were persecuted for their religious beliefs

The government of Iran denies its people human rights, and systematically arrests and executes religious minorities for practicing their faith.
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Pompeo: Religious freedom is ‘a universal human right’

The International Religious Freedom Report assesses religious freedom around the world. The state of religious freedom is dire, says Ambassador Brownback.
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A Uighur survivor story [video]

When Mihrigul Tursun returned to China, she was arrested and separated from her children. Her crime? Being a Uighur Muslim who had lived outside of China.