President Obama: African-American History Museum Is 'Central To The American Story'

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NAACP Chapter Responds To Charlotte Shooting Police Footage

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Barbershop: Police Shootings And Race Relations

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A Glimpse Of History, As Museun Of African-American History Opens

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Police Refuse To Release Video Of Charlotte, N.C., Shooting

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An image from video taken before, during and after the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by Charlotte police. The eyewitness video emerged Friday. Rakeyia Scott/NBC hide caption

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Protesters, including public defender Toussaint Romain (center), march in the early hours of Friday in Charlotte, N.C. Despite a midnight curfew, police allowed the peaceful march to continue without interference. Protests began on Tuesday night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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The Millennium Tower looking down Franklin Street in downtown Boston. The city has seen a tech boom and housing prices have also increased over the past few years. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Amid A Business Boom, A Wealth Gap Between Races Leaves Some Struggling

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Protests in Charlotte, N.C., began Tuesday in response to the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. They continued for a second night. Here, a demonstrator shouts in uptown Charlotte on Wednesday night. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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The Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church in Lyles Station. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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In Indiana, The Last Remnants Of America's Free African-American Settlements

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Portraits of George W. Davis (left) and Sgt. Stephen Johnson. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Aneita Gates, on behalf of her son, Kameron Gates, and all the Descendants of Captain William A. Prickitt hide caption

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Family Heirloom, National Treasure: Rare Photos Show Black Civil War Soldiers

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Content Notice: Here Are A Few Ways Professors Use Trigger Warnings

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The hulking, shuttered Eastern State Penitentiary, a short walking distance from Philadelphia's downtown, was in many ways the first modern American prison. Almost from its opening in the early 19th century, there were people calling for it, and prisons like it, to be shut down because they felt they were inhumane. Shinya Suzuki/Flickr hide caption

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The words of the late writer James Baldwin narrate the award-winning documentary I Am Not Your Negro. Courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival hide caption

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First Woman Sworn In As Librarian Of Congress

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Mae Reeves and her husband Joel pose with her hats at Mae's Millinery in Philadelphia, circa 1953. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr. hide caption

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Mae Reeves' Hats Hang At National Museum Of African American History And Culture

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Donald Glover plays Earnest Marks in the new FX show Atlanta. Matthias Clamer/FX hide caption

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Donald Glover Explores A Surreal Feel In 'Atlanta'

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