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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