An official website of the United States Government Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Black and white portrait of Louis Armstrong singing on stage, Carnegie Hall, New York, New York, circa February 1947. (GPA Photo Archive / William P. Gottlieb / Library of Congress)

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future