'Working' Then & Now: Black Chicago Police Officer

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'Working' Then And Now: Terkel Talks To Car Parker Known As 'One Swing Al'

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Before 'Humans Of New York,' Terkel Showed Dignity In Everyday People In 'Working'

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Studs Terkel talks on his Chicago radio show in the late 1970s. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'Working' Then And Now: Studs Terkel's Book Interviews Resurface As Audio

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Majd kept a journal about a time in her life when she was torn between getting married or going to school. Courtesy of Madj hide caption

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Diary Of A Saudi Girl: Karate Lover, Science Nerd ... Bride?

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Bing Crosby, who was one of the most popular musicians of the time, recorded "Ballad for Americans." via Radio Diaries hide caption

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'Ballad For Americans' Sent 'Message Of Unity' In 1940 Presidential Race

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"I knew why they chose Rosa" Parks instead of her as a symbol of the civil rights movement, Colvin says. "They thought I would be too militant for them." Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

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Prolific Songwriter Rose Marie McCoy Was Largely Unknown

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President Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Di­az Ordaz, with their wives, celebrate the dedication of the Chamizal Monument in Juarez, Mexico, on Oct. 28, 1967. The monument signified the international boundary marker between the two countries, designated in 1964. Yoichi Okam/Courtesy of the LBJ Presidential Library hide caption

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50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

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Studs Terkel circa 1970. Courtesy of Studs Terkel Radio Archive/WFMT hide caption

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40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

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Visit Mandela: An Audio History for more on this series. Photo courtesy of Mayibuye/Robben Island hide caption

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Nelson Mandela: An Audio History

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Democracy demonstrators wave the Burmese flag in August 1988, when millions of Burmese took to the streets. Students led the protests, but were soon joined by civil servants, police, soldiers and ordinary citizens. Courtesy of Gaye Paterson hide caption

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As Myanmar Opens Up, A Look Back On A 1988 Uprising

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Melissa Rodriguez struggled to create a stable life at home for her son in the late 1990s. Today, he's a teenager and together, they've faced many challenges. Radio Diaries (left), David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Teenage Diaries Revisited: Mother And Son Listen To The Past

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In 1996, Josh Cutler took his tape recorder to high school, documenting his effort to live a normal life. Today, he also documents his efforts to live a normal life with a brain that often betrays him. Radio Diaries (left), David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Teenage Diaries Revisited: Growing Up With Tourette's

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