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The upstairs porch of Anne Blessing's home in Charleston, S.C., has been a stop on a popular historic home tour. For the first time, visitors will tour the kitchen where enslaved people once spent most of their lives toiling over hot fires. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Looking 'Beyond The Big House' And Into The Lives Of Slaves

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A woman at a memorial service wears tributes to two of the nine people murdered at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharonda Singleton and Ethel Lance. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Raymond Smith of Charleston, S.C., kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston before a worship service on June 21. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

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A Confederate flag that's part of a Civil War memorial on the grounds of the South Carolina State House flies during a Martin Luther King Day rally in 2008. The state is under fire for continuing to fly the flag. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Dylann Roof appears via video before a judge in North Charleston, S.C, today. The 21-year-old man accused of killing nine people inside a black church in Charleston made his first court appearance and bail was set for $1 million on a charge of weapons possession. The judge said he did not have the authority to set bail on the nine counts of murder against Roof. AP hide caption

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Charleston residents visit a makeshift memorial for victims of Wednesday's mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Steet in Charleston, S.C. Randall Hill/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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This image of the trustees of Emanuel AME appeared in the 1916 book, Centennial Encyclopedia of the African Methodist Church, by Richard R. Wright. Rare Book Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hide caption

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