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The Power Of Memoirs, Biographies

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Nineteenth century bilboes typically found on slave ships are displayed at the Smithsonian's new exhibit: "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty." Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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What Enslaves Us That We Won't Give Up?

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What happens to a few folks very often is a prelude to what will happen to the many. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Your Problem, Not Mine — Until It Is

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From Martin Luther King Jr., A Burden And Gift

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How can Americans make political debates more civil and relevant to the issues at stake? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sparking A Better Political Discourse

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The protest spirit managed to sneak into the Martin household during a recent holiday dinner. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In Michel Martin's House: Spirit Of Revolt

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Sgt. Jonathan Madonna and Spc. Michael Schumm were wounded in Iraq. They were awarded the Purple Heart in May 2007. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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With End To Iraq War, Thousands Are Left Wounded

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Many recent graduates are struggling to find their way through today's tough economic landscape. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Wanted: Advice For Recent Grad In Tough Economy

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Sen. John McCain speaks at a Veterans Day ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul last year. Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lessons From Michel Martin's Bad Break

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How many times have we seen potential crimes happening but stood by and acted as if they had nothing to do with us? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Spotting Crime, Being More Than Bystanders

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A student who identified herself as "Hannah" works at a bake sale led by the Berkeley College Republicans on Sept. 27 at the University of California campus in Berkeley, Calif.

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Berkeley Bakes Cupcakes But No Fresh Ideas

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Host Michel Martin says that in her opinion, what Americans really don't know how to talk about is money, even though we talk about that all the time. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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It's All About The Money, Honey

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Hard times are hitting many Americans in this economy. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In Economic Slump, Race Is Only Part Of The Story

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How is negotiating a federal spending plan like getting out of a crowded parking lot? iStockphoto hide caption

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Debt Talks: Getting Locked In And Driving Out

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Street Crime Vs. Corporate Crime: Equally Judged?

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