A giant All-Star Game sign at Great American Ballpark during a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, on May 30 in Cincinnati. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, left, and Walter Naegle, right, became partners in the 1970s and were together until Rustin's death. Decades before gay marriage was an option, Rustin adopted Naegle to lend legal protection to their relationship. StoryCorps hide caption

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In the week since the Charleston church shooting, fliers advocating for the Ku Klux Klan, paired with candy and bigoted screeds, have turned up on lawns throughout the U.S., including this one in Rockdale County, Ga. Rockdale County Sheriff's Department hide caption

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Gwen Moten remembers her childhood friend, Denise McNair, who died with three other girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. StoryCorps hide caption

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Jon Kalish with his daughter Meleia, at around 6 months old, in Oakland, Calif. Kalish lived in New York, and had to travel across the country to visit his young daughter. Courtesy Jon Kalish hide caption

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Syrian refugees wait to be registered at the port of Mytilini in Greece following a 6km-long march. Louisa Gouliamaki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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