Gund Kwok troupe member Heang Ly takes a break next to her lion costume during a rehearsal in Boston's Chinatown. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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A portrait of Fred Korematsu presented at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Morrie Turner's Wee Pals was the first nationally syndicated comic strip by a black cartoonist. It was first published in 1965. Morrie Turner/Courtesy of Creators Syndicate hide caption

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Slave auction in New Orleans, 1842, "Sale of Estates, Pictures and Slaves in the Rotunda, New Orleans." The nation's most active slave market was in New Orleans. Slaves who had been "sold down the river" were auctioned off to plantation owners. Encyclopaedia Britannica/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Incoming General Motors CEO Mary Barra at the center of the press scrum during the North American International Auto Show. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Sami Younes, 26, began his physical transition three years ago. "Transition didn't solve everything for me. I still have a lot of growing to do as person. But I think I'm in a better position to face it now," he said. One of the things that Younes navigates now is how people react to him as a transgender Lebanese and Puerto Rican man. Erica Yoon/NPR hide caption

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