Washington designated Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the country, a federal holiday, with President Joe Biden urging Americans "to learn from our history".
After the Capitol Hill mob attack, divisions in the US have been more apparent than ever. Here's a closer look at three crucial periods in US history where political polarisation was at its worst.
In the face of white supremacist violence and institutional discrimination, various black movements have emerged at various times fighting back for their rights.
The #MeToo movement is making strides in the US, but there is no such movement for the vast majority of women around the world. From equality in the home to safe public spaces for women, the fight for equality is far from won.
Asian-Americans are often stereotyped as a model minority that excel in math and science, but this seemingly innocous stereotype actually comes at the expense of black Americans.
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