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In the 1940s, Rosanell Eaton became one of the first African Americans in North Carolina to successfully register to vote sicne Reconstruction. In her 90s, she became a vocal opponent of the state's voter ID laws, which disproportionately affected black voters. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahhh, the joys of reading. Gulfiya Mukhamatdinova/Getty Images hide caption

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Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide

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Flanked by attorney Ben Crump, Emantic Bradford Sr. discusses the results of a forensic examination on his son Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., who was fatally shot by police after a shooting in a shopping mall on Thanksgiving Day, after being mistaken for a suspect. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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More Police Training Key To Determining Who Is A 'Good Guy' With A Gun

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A young man washes a windshield as motorists wait at a red light in October in Baltimore. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Annoyed Baltimore Drivers Want City To Crack Down On 'Squeegee Kids'

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UNC-Chapel Hill students are unhappy with a university proposal to display a confederate statue in a new building. Police stand guard after the statue, known as Silent Sam, was toppled by protesters on campus in August. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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A Confederate Statue Continues To Stir Unrest At UNC-Chapel Hill

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Activist Maya Little, photographed in May before the toppling of the "Silent Sam" Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Little was arrested and charged on Tuesday, after protesting the university's plans to bring the statue back to campus. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Thomas Farr is sworn in during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in September 2017 on his nomination to be a district judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Hears Murder Case Involving Muscogee Creek Nation Land

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Cry me a river, because I cried a river over you. Martin Leigh/Getty Images hide caption

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When The 'White Tears' Just Keep Coming

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From left, former Detective David March, Chicago Police Officer Thomas Gaffney and former officer Joseph Walsh appear at a pre-trial hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago last month. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP hide caption

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President Trump made two campaign appearances this week with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who has stumbled over the state's racist past and faces a tight runoff election Tuesday. Thomas Graning/AP hide caption

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