Deep South, Meet Deep Freeze

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Bribery Trial To Begin For Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd, Alabama State University's first female president. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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No 'Cohabitation' For Alabama State's First Female President

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Nearly Six Decades Later, Integration Remains A Work In Progress

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Eight of the nine black students who integrated Little Rock Central High School walk from school to their waiting Army station wagon on Oct. 2, 1957. Ferd Kaufman/AP hide caption

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Decades Later, Desegregation Still On The Docket In Little Rock

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A Black Church's Dilemma: Preserve A Building, Or Our Identity?

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For BP Cleanup, 2013 Meant 4.6 Million Pounds Of Oily Gunk

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Scientists Charge BP Oil Spill 'Gravely' Injured Dolphins

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The Rev. T.J. Jemison escorts Mary Briscoe (left) and Sandra Ann Jones from jail in Baton Rouge, La., on April 4, 1960. The two had been in jail as a result of lunch counter sit-ins. AP hide caption

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Rev. T.J. Jemison Remembered As Civil Rights Movement Pioneer

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Republican candidates Bradley Byrne and Dean Young are running in a special runoff election Tuesday to fill Alabama's 1st congressional district seat. Phillip Rawls and Campaign of Dean Young/AP hide caption

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A Clash Of Styles As GOP Factions Fight For Alabama District

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Trombone Shorty, aka Troy Andrews, has started a foundation dedicated to music education in New Orleans. Jonathan Mannion/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students

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Investigators work outside the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., following an explosion that killed four young girls. Three Ku Klux Klansmen were convicted in the bombing years later. AP hide caption

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50 Years After The Bombing, Birmingham Still Subtly Divided

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One man was convicted in the bombing in 1977, but more than two decades would pass before any other suspects were tried for murder. AP hide caption

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Congress Honors Victims Of Infamous Alabama Church Bombing

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A Children's Author Wrangles A Cowboy Soundtrack

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Gulf States Set Plan For Spending Coastal Restoration Funds

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