Debbie Elliott After a stint on Capitol Hill, NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott is back covering the news in her native South.
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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday, is dedicated to victims of lynching. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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New Lynching Memorial Is A Space 'To Talk About All Of That Anguish'

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Lynching Memorial In Alabama Will Reflect On U.S. History Of Racial Terror

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Coretta Scott King, center, accompanied by the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, her children, and singer Harry Belafonte, leads a march in Memphis to honor her husband who was assassinated four days earlier. AP hide caption

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After MLK's Death, Coretta Scott King Went To Memphis To Finish His Work

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50 years After MLK Assassination, What Comes Next?

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News Brief: New Tariffs On Chinese Goods, YouTube Shooting, MLK

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Cause: Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

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Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to a mass meeting at the Mason Temple in support of striking sanitation workers. Memphis Press-Scimitar/University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections hide caption

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When MLK Was Killed, He Was In Memphis Fighting For Economic Justice

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Olanda Smith (left) and Dinah McCaryer were the first to marry in Jefferson County on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, after a federal judge overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Several other counties refused to issue marriage licenses that day. Hal Yeager/AP hide caption

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Same-Sex-Marriage Flashpoint: Alabama Considers Quitting The Marriage Business

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During the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival last April, Mr. Okra drove his iconic produce truck and called out to customers. Erika Goldring/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen to Mr. Okra’s Call

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Ben Raines, an environmental reporter for AL.com, holds pieces of wood he collected from a cypress forest discovered in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. A scientist says having an intact forest from the ice age is rare. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Scientists: Long-Buried Ice Age Forest Offers Climate Change Clues

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Sanitation Workers Took Trucks Off The Road To Honor 2 Killed 50 Years Ago In Memphis

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Convicted killer Edgar Ray Killen points to a family member during a recess in an appeal hearing for his bond in Philadelphia, Mississippi, September 9, 2005. Kyle Carter/Reuters hide caption

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The New Orleans Saints kneel before the playing of the national anthem before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Oct. 22. Dylan Buell/Getty Images hide caption

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Louisiana Lawmaker Threatens Saints' Tax Breaks After Anthem Protests

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