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Demetria McFarland, a teacher who is spearheading the move to relocate the Confederate statue, says growing up in Marshall, Texas, "We always knew what it stood for. It was just one of those taboo things." John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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'We Always Knew What It Stood For': Small Texas Town Torn Over Its Confederate Statue

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Mount Adams rises in the distance beyond the largely agricultural Yakima Valley, in Yakima, Wash. Elaine Thompson / AP hide caption

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Washington Farmworkers Ask State Supreme Court For Overtime Pay

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks to a group protesting police racism outside City Hall on June 1. On Friday she announced plans to divert $120 million from the city's police to efforts that address inequities in the Black community. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Leslie Jones announces the 2020 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series Tuesday during the 72nd Emmy Awards Nominations Announcements in Los Angeles. Uncredited/Invision for The Television Academy hide caption

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Scott Hobgood and Jason Niupulusū grew up in Webster County, Ky., and joined NPR's David Greene for a roundtable discussion about race and social justice. Scott Hobgood, Jason Niupulusū hide caption

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National Conversation About Race Brews In Rural Western Kentucky

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People wave thin blue line flags while they attend a Back the Blue rally in support of police departments on Quincy Shore Drive in Quincy, Mass. on June 20. Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Thin Blue Line Flags Stir Controversy In Mass. Coastal Community

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Minnie Forbes (right) took over as owner of the Detroit Stars from her uncle Ted Raspberry (center) in 1956. Forbes, now 88, is the last living Negro Leagues team owner. Courtesy of Minnie Forbes hide caption

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MLB Commemorates The 100th Anniversary Of The Negro Leagues

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Former President Barack Obama gives the eulogy at the funeral service for Rep. John Lewis at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Lewis, a civil rights icon and fierce advocate of voting rights for African Americans, died on July 17 at the age of 80. Alyssa Pointer/Pool / Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the "Wall of Moms" march during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse last week in Portland, Ore. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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How Portland's Racist History Informs Today's Protests

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Colette Pierce Burnette is the president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. The HBCU is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. Hadewumi hide caption

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HBCU President: 'I Slept Better' After Deciding On All Online Classes In The Fall

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Former President Barack Obama tells mourners Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta that they can honor the late Rep. John Lewis by helping to revitalize voting rights. Alyssa Pointer/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the 'Wall of Moms" lock their arms during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Thursday in Portland, Ore. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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What The 'Wall Of Moms' Protests Say About Motherhood, Race In America

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After Being Called Out For Racism, What Comes Next?

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Since COVID-19 has much of the Navajo Nation stuck at home, farmer Tyrone Thompson says it's the perfect time for them to return to their agricultural roots. Tommy Greyeyes /Courtesy Hundred Storms Creative hide caption

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Navajo Nation Sees Farming Renaissance During Coronavirus Pandemic

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