In the 1940s, Rosanell Eaton became one of the first African Americans in North Carolina to successfully register to vote sicne Reconstruction. In her 90s, she became a vocal opponent of the state's voter ID laws, which disproportionately affected black voters.
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Asian-American students applying to college are closely watching a lawsuit alleging that Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American students in admissions.
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Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Smith and Carlos stare downward during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968.
Arthur Ashe holds his trophy for the U.S. Open singles tennis championship as he stands arm-in-arm with his father, Arthur Ashe Sr., who fights back tears following his son's victory at Forest Hills, N.Y., Sept. 9, 1968. The younger Ashe defeated Holland's Tom Okker in five sets.