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Deadly violence from a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., shook the nation in 2017. Since then, city leaders have struggled to define what public discourse should look like as once-marginalized voices increase demands for change. Justin T. Gellerson for NPR hide caption

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'Hear Me By Any Means Necessary': Charlottesville Is Forced To Redefine Civility

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Keitra Bates (left) moved to tears upon meeting 106-year old Leila Williams at her nursing home. Bates recently discovered that Williams once ran Leila's Dinette in the building where Bates now runs Marddy's Shared Kitchen and Marketplace. Charlotte Riley-Webb for NPR hide caption

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'Welcome To Marrdy's' - A Shared Kitchen For Local Cooks In Gentrifying West Atlanta

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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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