American students are participating in the democratic process, from choosing classroom leaders to creating change in their communities.
Learn more about the first woman to serve as secretary of labor and hold a Cabinet position in the United States.
Labor and women's rights activists, a journalist and a surgeon are among recipients of the 2023 Human Rights Defender Awards.
Volunteering is one of the pillars of American democracy. Learn about a Library of Congress exhibit that explores voluntary associations.
This installment in a series focuses on a group of volunteer paramedics who respond to the medical needs of civilians and soldiers.
This installment in a series focuses on a group that relies on music and dance while they clean up destruction from Russia's invasion.
This installment in a series focuses on the founders of a site that posts images, videos and stories showing the war's impact on Ukrainians.
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.
This installment in a series focuses on a woman who leads Kyiv's Center for Civil Liberties and its effort to document war crimes.