Left: A Tennessee Historical Commission marker honors the site of Greenwood Park, which was the first city park to serve Nashville's Black residents and was established by Preston Taylor in 1905. Right: Learotha Williams is a public historian at Tennessee State University in Nashville.
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Lawyers Benjamin Crump, left, and Carl Douglas, right, held a news conference in January to announce their filing of a $50 million claim against the city of Los Angeles over the death of Keenan Anderson, who is pictured on posters.
Drag artist Vidalia Anne Gentry speaks during a Feb. 14 news conference held by the Human Rights Campaign to draw attention to anti-drag bills in the Tennessee legislature.
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Dr. Caitlin Bernard (center left) sits next to her attorneys during a May 25 hearing before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board in downtown Indianapolis.
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A chalk message about "Fake News" is written on the street at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House, on Nov. 5, 2020. Conspiracy theories, disinformation and distrust in the election system have sown controversy, and even violence, at all levels of government in recent months.
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First responders who were clearing a crash on a Georgia highway witnessed a scary spectacle, when a motorist drove onto a tow truck's lowered ramp at speed.
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In this handout image supplied by the European Space Agency on July 16, 2008, the Echus Chasma, one of the largest water source regions on Mars, is pictured from ESA's Mars Express.
Edith Kanakaʻole chants in the koa forest of Kīpukapuaulu in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in 1977. She titled the photo "The Growth of Love is the Essence Within the Soul."
Marie C. Bolden made national headlines when she turned in a flawless performance at a spelling bee in Cleveland. Her competitors included white students from segregated school districts in the South.
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