Nearly a decade ago, Rachael Cerrotti began a search for a family story that is most often relegated to history books — the journey of a World War II refugee. But with today's political climate, her grandmother's story no longer feels so remote.
Photographer Wing Young Huie created a huge portrait exhibit on the outside walls of the History Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. He grappled not just with his subjects’ family histories, but his own, too.
It wasn’t so long ago when US colleges and universities dismissed Islam as a serious subject of study. A broken arm set off the chain of events that sent Philip Khuri Hitti from Lebanon to Princeton, where he created the first program in Near Eastern Studies in the US.
In 2000, the Federal Bureau of Prisons sent 1,200 inmates to a private prison on a former slave plantation in North Carolina. More than 150 years ago, the nation’s capital was home to private prisons where enslaved African Americans were held until they could be sent south.
As a team of refugees participates in the Olympics for the first time, refugees around the world are playing sports in the camps they're temporarily calling home. Social welfare organizations like the YMCA also recognized the value of sports in refugee camps dating as far back as World War II.