Social Activism

Melania Trump standing in front of White House with group of children (White House/Andrea Hanks)

Kids use art to honor women’s right to vote

First lady Melania Trump and the Office of the White House Curator launched an art exhibition to honor the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Protesters on the National Mall (© AP Images)

Americans march

Marching and protesting are integral aspects of what it means to exercise freedom of speech and what it means to stand together in unity.
John Lewis holding hands with children, leading others in march down hallway (© Carlos Gonzalez/The New York Times)

Graphic novel brings John Lewis’ story to a new generation

Learn how an unconventional memoir by the late John Lewis and his two collaborators is helping young people learn about the civil rights struggle.
Man sitting holding chin with his hand (© Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Iran’s regime targets critics’ relatives to silence dissent

Iran's regime jails relatives of activists to silence critics living abroad. Learn more about the regime's pattern of punishing families.
Compilation of two photos of students, one modern and one historic (© National Geographic Image Collection/Alamy Stock Photo, © Glasshouse Images/Alamy Stock Photo)

Historically black colleges and universities offer success

Historically black colleges and universities have served students for over a century and can lead to success in the 21st century.
John Lewis sitting in an office (© Jeff Hutchens/Getty Images)

From civil rights activist to member of Congress: Remembering John Lewis

Civil rights hero John Lewis passed away July 17, after battling cancer since December. Learn more about his life and legacy here.
Four people around President George H.W. Bush as he sits at desk signing document (© Barry Thumma/AP Images)

This 1990 disabilities law ushered in a new era

Happy 30th birthday to the ADA, a comprehensive law protecting Americans with disabilities. Learn more about how the law helps them live their best life.
Man holding sign with photos of woman (© Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran’s regime continues persecution of human rights defenders

Iran's regime continues to arrest human rights lawyers for defending basic freedoms. Find out how the regime targets those who would oppose its repression.
Man speaking into microphone (© Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images)

Jewish groups honor Islamic leader who fights anti-Semitism

Muslim World League Secretary General Dr. Sheikh Mohammed al-Issa received an award for his work combating anti-Semitism and uniting people.