Beginning in the 1950s, the U.S. Department of State sent dozens of America’s greatest jazz musicians to tour the globe becoming known as “the Jazz Ambassadors.” Recognizing the cross-cultural appeal of jazz, American Jazz Ambassadors were able to transcend national boundaries, build new cultural bridges, and tell a larger story about freedom in America.
From the 1950s to the 1970s, jazz took the world by storm in response to popular jazz broadcasts such as Willis Conover’s Voice of America radio show, Music USA. The U.S. Department of State sent America’s greatest jazz musicians—“The Jazz Ambassadors—touring worldwide. These remarkable American jazz musicians were enthusiastically welcomed from Africa to the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Celebrate World Space Week 2017 by downloading this free colorful PDF poster which is available in two resolutions in eight languages. Learn about other new worlds at www.share.america.gov/topics/space and watch the video celebrating World Space Week 2017 on ShareAmerica.
The U.S. marks its Independence Day on July 4, the day in 1776 when founding fathers approved the Declaration of Independence. Download your choice of PDF files of this free poster today!
Americans celebrate the 1776 Declaration of Independence with parades, speeches, concerts and fireworks.
On January 20, 2017, America celebrated the inauguration of its 45th president—Donald J. Trump. He gave his inaugural address from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol as has every president since President Reagan in 1981.
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Democracy is more than just a set of specific government institutions.
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A simple text message could be ideal for taking a math test for some schools today.
Many of the iconic places and powerful traditions that have shaped our civilization are under siege.
U.S. colleges and universities differ in the academic programs, degrees they offer and campus life.
Crowdfunding harnesses the enthusiasm of social networks to raise money to fund a project.
This handbook provides these tools and guidance for adventurous individuals who are “ready to ride the rocket ship” of being an entrepreneur.
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Social entrepreneurs see social issues as opportunities to create positive change.
Besides being key to human survival, water is the fuel that drives economic and political stability.
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The law prohibits discrimination by businesses and governments against people who have disabilities.
Hiring qualified candidates who happen to have a disability has proved good for business.
LGBT youth around the world encounter many significant hardships.
We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions.
Mobile phone technology has connected women and girls to market information and opportunities.
A nongovernment organization in China works to end domestic violence.