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Phila Hach (standing, center) and her husband, Adolf Hach, are seen here with Minnie Pearl (right) of Grand Ole Opry fame, and an unidentified woman. "What the Grand Ole Opry did for country music, she has done for Southern food," one food writer wrote about Hach. Courtesy of the Hach Family hide caption

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Phila Hach, Who Spread The Gospel Of Southern Cuisine, Dies At 89

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Montgomery, Ala., Celebrates 60th Anniversary Of Bus Boycott

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Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat touched off the Montgomery bus boycott and the beginning of the civil rights movement, is fingerprinted by police Lt. D.H. Lackey in Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 22, 1956, when she was among several others charged with violating segregation laws. Gene Herrick/AP hide caption

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In Montgomery, Rosa Parks' Story Offers A History Lesson For Police

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Supporters of Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards celebrate his win. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Louisiana Democrat Governor Victory Disrupts Partisan Politics Tradition

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Louisiana's Bitter Gubernatorial Race Enters Its Final Week

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Riders stand in a crowded bus in Montgomery, Ala. Sixty years after the historic Montgomery bus boycott, many of the city's residents say the system doesn't work for them. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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60 Years After The Boycott, Progress Stalls For Montgomery Buses

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Louisiana voters re-elected David Vitter after he apologized for being involved in a Washington prostitution scandal. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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David Vitter, Running For Governor, Accused Of Being 'Wrong On Fornication'

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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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The courtroom in Sumner, Miss., where, in 1955, an all-white jury acquitted two white men in the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year old black boy. Langdon Clay hide caption

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6 Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew an estimated 30,000 people to a rally in Mobile, Ala., last month. He's one of several Republican candidates visiting the South — especially states like Alabama with early primaries. Getty Images hide caption

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The South Rises In Influence To Pick Republican Nominee

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Hunting Dogs Can Spend Eternity At The Coon Dog Cemetery

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