Amy Tan's latest novel, The Valley of Amazement, will be published on Tuesday. Rick Smolanagainst/Against All Odds Productions hide caption

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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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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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