Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, stands for a portrait at his office. He will soon become the Smithsonian Institution's new secretary.
Author and former prosecutor Linda Fairstein is facing backlash and calls to boycott her books after the portrayal of her in a new Netflix series about the Central Park Five.
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The Martinez family stands in front of their home in New Jersey. During a speech at her graduation, Alondra said to her parents: "Mamá, papá, lo logramos." Mom, dad, we made it.
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Sam Smith, Brittany Smith and their daughter Erelah outside their Charlotte home. The Smiths moved to Charlotte looking for change and opportunity. They are part of an influx of African Americans to Mecklenburg County, where the African American population has ballooned by 64% since 2000.
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Many of the survivors of the Clotilda voyage are buried in Old Plateau Cemetery, near Mobile, Ala. The Alabama Historical Commission announced Wednesday that researchers had identified the vessel after months of work.