U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle attends the opening of the exhibition devoted to his father, Joseph R. Beyrle, seen in photo at right, in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Feb. 18. The exhibit is currently in Moscow. AP hide caption

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Flags mark off the area in the forest where the workers' shanty stood. Guy Raz/NPR hide caption

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A painted wood carving by an unidentified internee depicts the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming. It is showcased in The Art Of Gaman, a new exhibit curated by Delphine Hirasuna and currently on display at Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. Photo: Terry Heffernan/Japanese American Museum of San Jose hide caption

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During Prohibition, underground speakeasies sprang up in cities across the United States. One estimate says that for every legitimate bar that closed during Prohibition, six speakeasies opened in its place. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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This picture of Willie McGee in jail -- date unknown -- was the one Bridgette McGee-Robinson found under her mother's mattress and spurred her quest to find the truth. Courtesy New York Public Library hide caption

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