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Two different variations of Confederate flags fly in Owen Golay's yard in rural Pleasantville, Iowa. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Feeling Kinship With The South, Northerners Let Their Confederate Flags Fly

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President Donald Trump speaks on the Oval Office telephone in January, as a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson hangs in the background. In an interview published Monday, Trump wondered aloud about whether the Civil War would have happened had Jackson been alive in the 1860s. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Annie Johnson and her daughters Fatuma Abdullahi, 14, and Maryan Osman, 15. Fatuma and Maryan were refugees from Somalia's civil war, but found a family and new life with the Johnsons. StoryCorps hide caption

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Sisters Find Home In Utah After Somali Civil War Made Them Refugees

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A row of recovered cannonballs in the Charleston Museum. Alexandra Olgin/South Carolina Public Radio hide caption

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In Charleston, Cannonball Discoveries Are Constant Reminders Of Past Wars

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A notice marking the dual holiday honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as posted at a Senate Education Committee hearing in Little Rock, Ark. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a law separating Lee from the King holiday. Andrew DeMillo/AP hide caption

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Jane Givens searches for her father, Phil, and sister, Biddy, through an ad placed in Cincinnati's The Colored Citizen in 1866. Courtesy of Last Seen hide caption

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After Slavery, Searching For Loved Ones In Wanted Ads

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In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, women stand outside a U.N. Refugee Agency site in Yei, in southern South Sudan. The formerly peaceful town of Yei is now a center of the renewed civil war. Justin Lynch/AP hide caption

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Portraits of George W. Davis (left) and Sgt. Stephen Johnson. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Aneita Gates, on behalf of her son, Kameron Gates, and all the Descendants of Captain William A. Prickitt hide caption

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Family Heirloom, National Treasure: Rare Photos Show Black Civil War Soldiers

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A mural in the town of Toribio, Colombia, displays an idyllic rural scene. But the reality is that many rural parts of the country are desperately poor and lawless. Luis Robayo /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A close-up of soldiers in a diorama called "Desperation at Skull Camp Bridge." Here, Union cavalry tries to stem a Confederate breakthrough. Ruth Brown/Courtesy of Civil War Tails hide caption

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A Mew-seum? Civil War Stories, Told With Tiny Tails

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Left: Julia Ward Howe, pictured during her honeymoon in England. Right: Her husband, Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe. He would soon prove controlling of every aspect of her life, including what she ate. The Yellow House Papers: The Laura E. Richards Collection, Gardiner Library Association and Maine Historical Society, Coll. 2085, RG10, F6; Samuel Gridley Howe, 1857. Courtesy of Perkins School for the Blind Archives. hide caption

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The Yellow House Papers: The Laura E. Richards Collection, Gardiner Library Association and Maine Historical Society, Coll. 2085, RG10, F6; Samuel Gridley Howe, 1857. Courtesy of Perkins School for the Blind Archives.

Walt Whitman's Letter For A Dying Soldier To His Wife Discovered

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Feb. 1 marked the first day of a historic trial in which Mayan women have accused two former military officers of systematic sexual violence during Guatemala's civil war. Moises Castillo/AP hide caption

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In Historic Trial, Mayan Women Accuse Ex-Military Officers Of Sex Slavery

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Nyumah (left) and Sahr, just a few days after the dramatic bonfire ceremony that restored their friendship. Sara Terry/Catalyst for Peace hide caption

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Fambul Tok: Forgiveness And 'Family Talk' In Sierra Leone

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