Debbie ElliottNPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott can be heard telling stories from her native South and occasionally guest-hosting NPR news programs.
Theresa Burroughs, 80, stands by a photograph of her as a young woman getting arrested for trying to register to vote. The right is sacred to her today. "Every time there's a vote, I go," she said.
Louisiana is in line for the biggest share of fines and settlements because it had the most damage in the spill. The restoration effort in the Caminada Headlands is one of the largest coastal restoration projects ever in the state.
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.
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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.