We Hold These TruthsAt a moment when American society feels particularly divided, and the political system particularly fragile, we propose an examination of American democracy and how people participate in it.
Student journalists at the University of Georgia's newspaper, The Red & Black, saw firsthand how covering their local community was more important than ever over the last year.
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NPR White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, center, is one of the many journalists who had to figure out how to combat disinformation while covering former President Trump.
City Council candidate Stanley Martin stands in front of an informal memorial to Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y. Prude was a man with mental health and drug issues who died last year after being taken into police custody.
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Robert Lee Johnson in his old neighborhood in Compton. Johnson remembers moving in one day in 1961. "I see moving vans, trucks and everything all down the street," he says. Johnson was 5 years old at the time, so he says he thought "it was moving day for everybody." And he noticed that all the other families moving in were were Black, too.
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