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In 1993, the Lesbian Avengers organized the first Dyke March. Within a few years, its membership grew to more than 50 chapters nationwide. Carolina Kroon hide caption

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Frustrated by society's erasure, the Lesbian Avengers fought back

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Julie Andrews sang "The hills are alive" in the film version of The Sound of Music, but Hammerstein's letters reveal that a much bigger Hollywood star had lobbied hard to play Maria. Alamy Stock Photo hide caption

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Oh, what a beautiful archive: Oscar Hammerstein's letters reveal his many sides

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Beloved Black cookbooks for Juneteenth. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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At a news conference outside the Christopher A. Iannella Chamber, Boston City Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune urges the council on June 15, 2022 to pass the resolution that the City apologize for Boston's role in the transatlantic slave trade. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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'On Juneteenth' historian examines the hope and hostility toward emancipation

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Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., surrounded by senators, jokes about having a lectern her size during the room dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 8. She retired in 2017 after 45 years in Congress. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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St. Louis Cardinals players Curt Flood, Bill White and Bob Gibson, pictured in 1966, 1962 and 1967, respectively. They are the focus of a new History Channel documentary about the Black baseball players who followed Jackie Robinson into the major league. AP hide caption

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Black baseball players struggled long after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier

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Opponents of abortion rights parade past the U.S. Supreme Court in 1992. Marcy Nighswander/AP hide caption

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When Portugal forbade bosses from contacting employees after hours, international media jumped at the chance to cover the new law. Portuguese workers were oddly quiet. Why? Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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Vernetta Henson sits outside Union Baptist Church in Africatown. The church was started by Clotilda survivors in 1869. To her left is the bust of Cudjoe Lewis, one of the community's founder. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Exploring the Clotilda, the last known slave ship in the U.S., brings hope

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The Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with cargo transportation spacecraft Progress МS-20 blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, June 3, 2022. AP hide caption

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Dennis Parada, right, and his son Kem Parada stand at the site of the FBI's dig for Civil War-era gold in September 2018 in Dents Run, Penn. A scientific report commissioned by the FBI shortly before agents went digging for buried treasure suggested that a huge quantity of gold was below the surface. Michael Rubinkam/AP hide caption

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First Peoples Mountain is the new name for a peak formerly named after a white man who helped lead an attack that left more than 170 Native Americans dead. Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service hide caption

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Young women eat lunch in the Tuileries Garden in Paris in January 1929. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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Drop that fork! Why eating at your desk is banned in France

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Ryan Kelly, a Republican candidate for governor, attends a rally in support of First Amendment rights and to protest against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on May 15, 2021. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Michigan candidate for governor, Ryan Kelley, charged for Jan. 6 involvement

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