Georgina Mamba's activism for people with disabilities brought her to the United States as one of 1,000 Mandela Washington Fellows under President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. Kristin Adair/NPR hide caption

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Grace Jerry performs her original single "E Go Happen" at a gathering of young African leaders at Montpelier, James Madison's home. The lyrics say: "Yes we can, sure we can change the world." YouTube hide caption

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After a long day, Emeka arrives home to the apartment in South Tulsa that he shares with his father. Kenneth M. Ruggiano for NPR hide caption

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Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law

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From left, Bastian Wurbs (as Titus), Joel Basman (as Valentin) and Nikki Rappl (as Lukas) star in Keep Rollin', a coming-of-age drama featured in the seventh annual Reelabilities film festival. Courtesy of EastWest Film Distribution hide caption

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People With Disabilities, On Screen And Sans Clichés

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Carly Medosch has conditions that cause intense fatigue and chronic pain. She took part in a 2014 Stanford Medicine X conference that included discussion of "invisible" illnesses. Yuto Watanabe/Stanford Medicine X hide caption

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People With 'Invisible Disabilities' Fight For Understanding

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Debra Blackmon (left) was sterilized by court order in 1972, at age 14. With help from her niece, Latoya Adams (right), she's fighting to be included in the state's compensation program. Eric Mennel/WUNC hide caption

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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

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James Lee often has to pick up his 100-pound son, Justin. Photographer Andrew Nixon shot this photo in an effort to show how being caregivers affects the aging parents. Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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Jason DaSilva was on a family vacation in 2006 when he fell and couldn't get up. His multiple sclerosis symptoms have progressed to the point that he can't walk. Factory Release hide caption

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