Amiri Baraka leaves the polling place after voting in Newark, N.J., in 2010. Amiri's son, Ras Baraka, is currently running for mayor. Patti Sapone/Star Ledger/Corbis hide caption

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Mary Hamilton was found in contempt of court in Alabama, when she refused to answer questions after the prosecution addressed her only by her first name. The U.S. Supreme Court later ruled in her favor. AP hide caption

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Mary Hamilton, The Woman Who Put The 'Miss' In Court

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Ruby and The Romantics' hit song "Our Day Will Come" wasn't necessarily political — but it resonated with listeners' feelings about the civil rights movement in 1963. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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A Racial Divide, Diminished: What Was On The Radio In 1963

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The Freedom Singers make several appearances in our mix of songs inspired by the civil rights movement — a collection that ranges from 1963 to the present day. Joe Alper hide caption

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Songs Inspired By The Civil Rights Movement

Underlying the sweetness of Kyu Sakamoto's unexpected hit song "Sukiyaki" was a story of sadness and loss. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bittersweet At No. 1: How A Japanese Song Topped The Charts In 1963

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When played on the radio in 1963, songs like Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" were code to Birmingham youths, telling them to assemble. Jan Persson/Redferns hide caption

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Shake, Rattle And Rally: Code Songs Spurred Activism In Birmingham

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The Desegregation Of Birmingham's Golf Courses

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A 17-year-old Civil Rights demonstrator is attacked by a police dog in Birmingham, Ala., on May 3, 1963. This image led the front page of the next day's New York Times. Bill Hudson/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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How The Civil Rights Movement Was Covered In Birmingham

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A Look Back At How Newspapers Covered The Civil Rights Movement

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Bob Dylan performs at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963. His set included "Only a Pawn in Their Game," which he would also play at the 1963 March on Washington. Eyeneer hide caption

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Bob Dylan's Tribute To Medgar Evers Took On The Big Picture

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Alabama Gov. George Wallace (right) blocks the door of the the Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on June 11, 1963. Wallace, who had vowed to prevent integration of the campus, gave way to federal troops. AP hide caption

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A Daughter's Struggle To Overcome A Legacy Of Segregation

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Sylvester Monroe and then-wife Regina at his graduation from Harvard University in 1973. Courtesy of Sylvester Monroe hide caption

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Fifty Years Later, 'A Better Chance' Trains Young Scholars

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Medgar Evers' widow, Myrlie, comforts the couple's 9-year-old son, Darrel, at her husband's funeral in Jackson, Miss., on June 15, 1963. AP hide caption

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Fifty Years After Medgar Evers' Killing, The Scars Remain

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Turmoil Of '63 Shut Down Proms; Former Students Dance Again

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Birmingham Students Reenact Historic March, 50 Years Later

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Martin Luther King Jr., with the Rev. Ralph Abernathy (center) and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, defied an injunction against protesting on Good Friday in 1963. They were arrested and held in solitary confinement in the Birmingham jail where King wrote his famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail." Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Archives hide caption

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50 Years Later, King's Birmingham 'Letter' Still Resonates

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Mississippi State's Stan Brinker (53) and Loyola's Jerry Harkness (15) shake hands before the NCAA Mideast regional semifinal college basketball game in East Lansing, Mich., on March 15, 1963. The game was a landmark contest between the schools that helped alter race relations on the basketball court. Loyola University Chicago/AP hide caption

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Game Of Change: Pivotal Matchup Helped End Segregated Hoops

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An undated photo from the exhibit shows Southern Christian Leadership Conference officials leading demonstrators in a march "against fear and injustice" in Decatur, Ga. SCLC records, MARBL, Emory University hide caption

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Civil Rights Exhibit Highlights Successes, Work Left To Be Done

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