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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the field during an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

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50 Years Ago, Martin Luther King Jr. Fought For Open Housing In Chicago

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Thomas Edison (from left), Luther Burbank and Henry Ford. Two are still world-famous; the guy in the middle brought us many crop experiments, including the Himalayan blackberry that's now inescapable in Seattle. New York Botanical Garden/LuEsther T. Mertz Library/Biodiversity Heritage Library hide caption

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Residents of Valdivia, Chile, look over wrecked buildings on May 31, 1960. AP hide caption

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When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

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Marking The 53rd Anniversary Of The March On Washington

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This illustration depicts a yellow fever victim in a Jefferson Street home in Memphis. It's from a series of images entitled "The Great Yellow Fever Scourge — Incidents Of Its Horrors In The Most Fatal District Of The Southern States." Bettmann Archive hide caption

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People at leisure watch boats taking part in the sixth race of the Skutsjesilen competition, a traditional boat race of sailing yachts from several Frisian cities, in Elahuizen, on August 5. Siese Veenstra /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers in Southside With You. Pat Scola/Courtesy of Miramax and Roadside Attractions hide caption

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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

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Director Nate Parker, actors Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, and Chike Okonkwo discuss 'The Birth of a Nation' at the Deadline.com panel at The Samsung Studio during The Sundance Festival 2016. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung hide caption

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The Sound Of Ancient Greek In 'The Iliad'

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Roman Ducksworth in uniform. The Army corporal was shot to death by a white Mississippi police officer in 1962. Courtesy of Cordero Ducksworth and the Syracuse Cold Case Justice Initiative hide caption

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The Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building first opened to the public in October 1881, though back then it was known as the U.S. National Museum. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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In a country where the share of multiracial children has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years, it's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me. Jeannie Phan for NPR hide caption

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Nate Parker attends the The Birth Of A Nation premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images hide caption

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Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

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Yoko Ono, John Lennon and their immigration attorney, Michael Wildes (right), leave the Immigration and Naturalization Service in New York City on March 16, 1972. Anthony Camerano/AP hide caption

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John Lennon's Deportation Fight Paved Way For Obama's Deferred Action Policy

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