What Is It That Keeps A City Going? Pittsburgh Has Some Answers
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A Look Back On Montgomery Bus Boycott — And What It Says About The Future
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This undated photo shows Rosa Parks riding on the Montgomery Area Transit System bus. Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus on Dec. 1, 1955, and ignited the boycott that led to the end of legal segregation in public transportation. AP hide caption

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60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?
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Michel Martin, speaking with panelists at Drake University about youth voting, on Nov. 10. John Pemble/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Candidates Long To Know What Young Voters Want. Why Not Just Ask?
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Young people attend a political rally before the recent Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Iowa. Energizing young voters may be a challenge for presidential candidates ahead of 2016. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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#NPRYouthVote: Will Young Voters Lead Or Lag In 2016?
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Mamie Parker, a fish and wildlife biologist with a doctorate in ecology, remembers a janitor at work once telling her: "No African-American woman has been in here except to clean this office." Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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From Fishing With Mom To Becoming A Top Fisheries Official
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U.S. Sen. Tim Scott bows his head in prayer during a prayer vigil held at Morris Brown AME Church on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Charleston, S.C. The service honored victims of Wednesday's shooting at Emanuel AME Church. Grace Beahm/AP hide caption

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Sen. Tim Scott: Charleston Shooting Was 'A Crime Of Hate'
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Desiree Griffiths of Miami holds up a sign reading "Black Lives Matter" during a protest over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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The #BlackLivesMatter Movement: Marches And Tweets For Healing
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Six months after declaring bankruptcy was over, can Detroit celebrate? Paul Sancya/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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What's Driving The Motor City Forward Now?
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Michel Martin's father was a New York City firefighter in 1968, when race riots erupted in neighborhoods across the city and country. His memorial card sits on his dented helmet from those years. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Looting And Rioting? First Responders Remember 1968
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New Orleans educator Jonathan Johnson is founder and CEO of the Rooted School. Jonathan Johnson hide caption

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New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets
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How does the fear of black men in America affect society, and them? Magdalena Roeseler/Flickr hide caption

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Fear Of Black Men: How Society Sees Black Men And How They See Themselves
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Poet Richard Blanco says that appearing at President Obama's second inauguration made him feel as if, for the first time, he "had a place at the American table." Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Diane Guerrero arrives at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in January. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Out Of The Shadows, TV Star Shines A Light On Immigration
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Varsity football captain Nahshon Ellerbe is a senior at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas. Jeffrey McWhorter/Trinity Christian Academy hide caption

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Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best
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