Demolition crews remove the last remains of a house that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, which battered parts of the East Coast, in 2013. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Every spring, local residents have staged a play based on To Kill a Mockingbird in this courthouse in Monroeville, Ala. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Fresh oil puddles on the white sand in Orange Beach, Ala., during the BP oil spill in 2010. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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A boat collects oil that leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 near New Orleans. Chris Graythen/Getty Images hide caption

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Russell Moore preaching during the first plenary address, "Black, And White And Red All Over: Why Racial Reconciliation Is A Gospel Issue." Alli Rader hide caption

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Mercedes Binns, who has been to Selma 17 times because of its civil rights history, walks on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, on Sunday in Selma, Ala. Bill Frakes/AP hide caption

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Whitney Plantation owner John Cummings has commissioned stark artwork for the site, including realistic statues of slave children found throughout the museum. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Sureshbhai Patel lies in a bed at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala., on Feb. 7. Patel was severely injured when police threw him to the ground. Chirag Patel/AP hide caption

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