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Wide-mouthed blackface figures of Uncle Tom and postcards of eating watermelon perpetuated negative stereotypes about African-Americans. The minstrel caricatures showed up on toys, games, books, postcards and everyday household items. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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Virginia Scandals Draw Attention To The Dehumanizing History Of Blackface

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A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands at the center of Lee Circle along Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. The commonwealth of Virginia has a complicated racial history that underpins many of today's political controversies. Salwan Georges/Getty Images hide caption

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A Look Back At Virginia's Racial Past In Context Of The Today's Turmoil

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Frustrated With Shutdown And State Of Politics In General

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In 'Turnip Greens And Tortillas,' Atlanta Chef Melds Southern And Mexican Fare

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Rosanne Cash's latest album, She Remembers Everything, is a collection of personal songs all written or co-written by Cash. Michael Lavine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rosanne Cash On The Importance Of Living Out Loud

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Jury Begins Hearing Testimony In Charlottesville Trial

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Star Peterson was injured when a car rammed into a crowd in August, 2017, during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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As Trial Begins In Charlottesville Protest Death, Community Reflects

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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at a Senate hearing in May. She is under sharp criticism for her comments about a "public hanging" in a state with a dark history of lynchings. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Results In Key Florida Senate Race Are Still On Hold

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Florida's Senate Race Still Too Close To Call

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Key Battleground State Florida Was A Firewall For Republicans

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'Jim Crow's Last Stand' In Louisiana May Fall To Ballot Measure

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