Amateur Sumo Competition Shows The Sport's Growing Diversity

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Marc Jacobs is among the designers who were named by the Diversity Coalition for not having enough models of color on the runway. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer of Ruleville, Miss., speaks to the state's Freedom Democratic Party sympathizers outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., in 1965. William J. Smith/AP hide caption

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While Unsung in '63, Women Weren't Just 'Background Singers'

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Killed For Taking Part In 'Everybody's Fight'

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Kiese Laymon is a contributing editor at Gawker and has written for NPR.org. Courtesy of Kiese Laymon hide caption

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Kiese Laymon's Overdue Success Proves Publishers Can Change

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After Medgar Evers was murdered, his wife, Myrlie Evers, carried on his work. This photo shows Myrlie Evers and her children, Van, 9; Darrell, 16; and Rena, 14, in June 1969 in their Claremont, Calif., home. AP hide caption

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Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way

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Viola Liuzzo carries her shoes while walking with other civil rights activist before she was shot and killed in Alabama. Liuzzo-Prado says her mother walked barefoot whenever she could. "She just hated shoes." When her body was removed from the car she was shot in, she was barefoot. Courtesy of the Liuzzo family hide caption

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Killed For Taking Part In 'Everybody's Fight'

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Martin Luther King Jr sits on a swing with his eldest daughter, Yolanda, and eldest son, Martin, at an amusement park he helped desegregate. Courtesy of the King family hide caption

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Amusement Parks And Jim Crow: MLK's Son Remembers

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This 1973 photo of five children playing in a Detroit suburb has gone viral on the Internet. The children were Rhonda Shelly, 3 (from left), Kathy Macool, 7, Lisa Shelly, 5, Chris Macool, 9, and Robert Shelly, 6. Joe Crachiola/Courtesy of The Macomb Daily hide caption

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