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Debra Blackmon (left) was sterilized by court order in 1972, at age 14. With help from her niece, Latoya Adams (right), she's fighting to be included in the state's compensation program. Eric Mennel/WUNC hide caption

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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

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Mississippi Rebels fans cheer for their team prior to their game on October 18. The University of Mississippi has been in an ongoing effort to distance the state's flagship academic institution from its segregationist history. Michael Chang/Getty Images hide caption

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'Ole Miss' Debates Campus Traditions With Confederate Roots

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Scene still from Bert Williams Lime Kiln Field Day Project. Bert Williams, Walker Thompson (standing center), John Wesley Jenkins (seated right). In a concession to white audiences, Williams, the lead, wore blackface, but the other black characters did not. Museum of Modern Art hide caption

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Rare Silent Film With Black Cast Makes A Century-Late Debut

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"When did we originate as a species? How long have we been divergent from each other?" - Spencer Wells Andrew Heavens/TED hide caption

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Spencer Wells: Why Did Humans Migrate Out Of Africa?

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"Who are we? That is the big question. And essentially we are just an upright-walking, big-brained, super-intelligent ape." - Louise Leakey Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Louise Leakey: Where Did Human Beings Originate?

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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Lisa Wu Hartwell gets a hair treatment at a "Curl Party" hosted by Carol's Daughter and theYBF.com in 2010. Paras Griffin/Landov hide caption

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

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Dontey Carter (from left), Mel Moffitt, Lenard Smith, Ned Alexander and Allen Frazier are all members of the Lost Voices group, formed after Michael Brown's death in August. They say they want to ensure justice for Michael Brown and other unarmed individuals killed by police officers. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

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Paul Wong (Harry Shum, Jr.) leads the Green Dragons, a young, Asian-American gang that trafficked Chinese immigrants into the U.S. with help from the so-called "Snakehead Mama" (Eugenia Yuan). Courtesy of A24 Films hide caption

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A Tale Of Asian Gangs Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

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