American boxer and world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali throws a long right to British challenger Henry Cooper's injured left eye in the sixth round of their world heavyweight championship fight. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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On Muhammad Ali's Complicated Contradictions, And How He Changed Boxing

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Benjamin Epstein, director of the Anti-Defamation League, stands on Martin Luther King Jr.'s right in this photo with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, taken June 22, 1963. Abbie Rowe/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hide caption

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Anti-Defamation League Chief Faces Challenge Trying To Renew Civil Rights Activism

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Michael Slager (left) appeared with defense attorney Cameron Blazer during a Circuit Court hearing last September at the Charleston County Courthouse in Charleston, S.C. Getty Images hide caption

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Diane Horvath-Cosper says part of her job is advocating for patients' access to health care, including abortions. Gabriella Demczuk hide caption

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Can A Hospital Tell A Doctor To Stop Talking About Abortion?

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Federal, State Moves Aim To Protect LGBT Workers

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Attendees view Bob Adelman's photography exhibit at the Westwood Gallery in New York City. Ray Tamarra/Getty Images hide caption

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Bob Adelman, Who Photographed Iconic Civil Rights Moments, Dies

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Ferguson City Council's acceptance of the consent decree means the city retains control of the police and courts, but also pays for an independent monitor to ensure the reforms are implemented. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Sybil Morial has written a memoir about growing up in segregated New Orleans. /Courtesy John F. Blair hide caption

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'Witness To Change' Recounts Civil Rights Struggles Of New Orleans

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Suffolk County Chief James Burke speaks at a press conference held to announce the details of a officer-involved shooting in Bay Shore, Long Island on March 23, 2015. Christie. M Farriella via New York Daily News hide caption

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In N.Y., A Fight To Reform Police Force Accused Of Being 'Rotten'

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Former Alabama police Officer Eric Parker, seen in September, has been acquitted of a federal charge of violating a man from India's rights by using excessive force. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Ex-Felons Fight To Restore Their Right To Vote

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Darrell Cannon was tortured into confessing to a crime he didn't commit and was sentenced to life in prison. He was exonerated in 2004 and released from prison in 2007. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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With Chicago Police Investigation, Advocates Ask, What Took So Long?

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Paul Weaver, Laramie City Council representative, says that when the state of Wyoming failed to act, Laramie saw the need for action and stepped in to protect gays and lesbians in the community. Miles Bryan/Wyoming Public Radio hide caption

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'Patchwork Of Protection' In Rural Areas For LGBT Community Has Limits

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Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks during the memorial service for the late civil rights leader Julian Bond, who succeeded her as leader of the NAACP, on Tuesday at the Lincoln Theater in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Luminaries Remember Julian Bond As A Dogged Advocate

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