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Justin Hopkins sings during a tribute show for Booker Wright, who worked in a whites-only restaurant in the Mississippi Delta. Brandall Atkinson/Courtesy of Southern Foodways Alliance hide caption

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A Musical Tribute For A Waiter Who Spoke Out Against Racism

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The Alabama gulf coast is heavily developed with condo and hotel properties. Now the state wants to use Gulf Coast restoration funds to build a new beach hotel and conference center. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Plan To Use Gulf Oil Spill Funds For Beach Hotel Sparks Lawsuit

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Election Day Was Harsh For Senate's Southern Democrats

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Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

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This photo, taken at Katherine Tucker Windham's Selma house, shows reporter Nikki Davis Maute — and in the background, some say, the spirit the family calls Jeffrey. University of Alabama Press hide caption

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Spine-Tingling With A Twang: Great Alabama Ghost Stories

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Darius Foster says he wants to challenge racial and political expectations. "With me, unfortunately, everything is black Republican. Not Darius did this, but the black Republican did that." Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Alabama's Darius Foster Wants To Bring Back 'Fight For The People' GOP

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Sen. Mary Landrieu greets candidates Rep. Bill Cassidy (left) and Rob Maness after Tuesday's debate. Most observers don't see how Landrieu can pull enough support to avoid a runoff in the state's open primary. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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In Increasingly Red Louisiana, Democrat Landrieu Struggles To Hold On

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Fashion designer Natalie Chanin stands in front of in-progress garments at the Alabama Chanin Factory. Chanin and Billy Reid, internationally acclaimed designers, have teamed up to test the concept of organic, sustainable cotton farming and garment-making. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

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A sign directs voters at a polling site in Atlanta. "Georgia is changing dramatically," Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter says. "There's no doubt that Georgia is next in line as a national battleground state." David Goldman/AP hide caption

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As Populations Shift, Democrats Hope To Paint The Sun Belt Blue

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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is launching a return to politics by running for Congress. His campaign comes 50 years after he first served as a state senator, and three years after he was released from federal prison, where he was serving time on corruption charges. Edwards — nicknamed the "Silver Fox" €”— says public life is his calling. "It's in my blood," he tells NPR. Travis Spradling/SP hide caption

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Ex-Con, Future Congressman? Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Campaigns Again

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Neonta Williams (left) shares family letters dating back to 1901 with preservationist Kimberly Peach during the Smithsonian's Save our African American Treasures program at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Peach advises her to use archive-quality polyester sleeves to protect the fragile papers, rather than store them in a zip-lock bag. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Preserving Black History, Americans Care For National Treasures At Home

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Federal Judge Rules BP Primary Culprit In Gulf Oil Spill

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Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

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Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage

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