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Felyssa Ricco stands outside the house in Hazleton, Pa., where she lives with her mother and stepfather, Kelly and Jesse Portanova. In addition to flying Old Glory and other flags, such as "Don't Tread on Me," the Portanovas sometimes fly the Confederate flag, saying it's a way of standing up to those who believe it shouldn't be displayed or who want to disregard America's history. Gillian Laub/National Geographic hide caption

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Michele Norris On The Anxiety Of White America And Her Optimism For The Future

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If the NPR interns had a band, this would be the cover of our first EP. @nprintern/NPR hide caption

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NPR's Michele Norris on Morning Joe. She joined the MSNBC program on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. screenshot from MSNBC.com hide caption

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Ione Brown, at age 47, is featured in a northern Minnesota newspaper, the Park Region Echo in 1950. Brown is the maternal grandmother of NPR's Michele Norris, co-host of All Things Considered. In an upcoming interview with host Michel Martin, Norris shares her family's complex history with matters of race, as chronicled in her new memoir The Grace of Silence.. 'The Grace of Silence' by Michele Norris hide caption

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'The Grace of Silence' by Michele Norris