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The funk of "Shaft" came less from the plot, than from cool and commanding presence of its star, Richard Roundtree, who started his career as a model. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Looking Back On The Legacy Of 'Shaft,' 50 Years Later

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Librarian of Congress James Billington points to a correction in the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson, on July 2, 2010, at the Library of Congress in Washington. Imaging of the document confirmed that Jefferson originally wrote "subject" then changed it to "citizen." Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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An NPR Tradition, Here's The Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

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Sabrina Beavers, shown here holding her daughter, Destiny, and her friend, Shantay Davies-Balch, at StoryCorps in 2019. Nicolas Cadena hide caption

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These Black Moms Gave Birth Early. They Don't Want Their Experiences To Be Normal

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