Deborah Luster

When Chris Abani was a boy, he toured the Nigerian countryside as an interpreter for his mother, Daphne Mae Hunt, who wanted to teach women about their menstrual cycles as a form of birth control. Courtesy Chris Abani hide caption

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Helen Connors (right), who is part of a Traveller family, says she started school when she was 4 years old. But the community didn't take Traveller girls very seriously — and she says she was called a "knacker" and a "pikey." Nikki Silva hide caption

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CB Stubblefield Courtesy of Sharon Ely hide caption

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Sam Clark, chef and Manor Garden allotment holder. Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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An accordionist leads his band at the annual Sheepherders Ball. Roland Studio, ca. 1950. Courtesy John Odiaga. Basque Museum & Cultural Center hide caption

itoggle caption Roland Studio, ca. 1950. Courtesy John Odiaga. Basque Museum & Cultural Center

Children eat hot dogs at Idaho's Minidoka Internment Camp. National Archives; Densho Project hide caption

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