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'Birth Of A Race': The Obscure Demise Of A Would-Be Rebuttal To Racism

The Birth of a Nation, a Ku Klux Klan-glorifying epic, was America's first blockbuster film. It was also the spark for Emmett J. Scott, a black filmmaker who hoped to answer with a vision of his own.

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Inmates Barry Snider and Jared Jack hold their GEDs at the Montgomery County jail in southwestern Virginia. Robbie Harris/New River Valley News hide caption

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With Switch From Pencils To Computers, GED Gets Tougher For Inmates

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'Birth Of A Race': The Obscure Demise Of A Would-Be Rebuttal To Racism

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Rep. Paul Ryan — shown on Capitol Hill in 2013 with his daughter Elizabeth — told his fellow Republican congressmen he would agree to run for speaker of the House only if, among other things, his time with his family was protected. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Family-Friendly' Shift In Debate Over Work-Life Balance

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