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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, reopened to the public for the first time since 2018 on Tuesday. The Virginia mansion where Robert E. Lee once lived underwent a rehabilitation that includes an increased emphasis on those who were enslaved there. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Reckons With Its History Of Slavery

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Australotitan cooperensis is the new species confirmed by paleontologists in Australia. It's the biggest dinosaur discovered in Australia. Vlad Konstantinov and Scott Hocknull/Eromanga Natural History Museum hide caption

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People walk by a mural of George Floyd, whose murder by police in Minneapolis helped ignite worldwide support for the Black Lives Matter movement, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, in June 2020. Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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The Complicated History Behind BLM's Solidarity With The Pro-Palestinian Movement

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Honoring Your Heritage — And Improving Your Health — Through Food

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has legislation requiring schools to change any name, logo, mascot, song or identifier that is racially discriminatory. Scott Sonner/AP hide caption

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A D-Day veteran arrives to watch the official opening of the British Normandy Memorial in France via a live feed, during a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, England, on Sunday. Jacob King/AP hide caption

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Civil rights activists are blocked by National Guard members brandishing bayonets while trying to stage a protest on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Historian Uncovers The Racist Roots Of The 2nd Amendment

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Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of the poetry collection Counting Descent. Carletta Girma/Courtesy of Broadside hide caption

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Slavery Wasn't 'Long Ago': A Writer Exposes The Disconnect In How We Tell History

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Artist Paul Rucker is creating a new multimedia work to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. That's when a thriving African American community was destroyed in a horrific act of violence that wiped out hundreds of Black-owned businesses and homes. Above, an aerial view of Tulsa, Okla., Fowler & Kelly, 1918. GHI/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Artist's Black Wall Street Project Is About Tulsa 100 Years Ago — And Today

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