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New York City police are giving the Justice Department a deadline to announce criminal charges in the 2014 killing of Eric Garner. The death of Garner, who repeatedly told police "I can't breathe," spurred protests. Kena Betancur/Getty Images hide caption

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In 2014, Erica Garner led a protest march in New York City after a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer involved in the death of her father, Eric Garner. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, leads a 2014 protest against the grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Erica Garner, now 27, has been hospitalized after a heart attack, her mother tells the New York Times and New York Daily News. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators in Miami stand with tape reading, " I Can't Breathe," in 2014. The protest occurred after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the police officers involved Eric Garner's death. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Can't Breathe' Examines Modern Policing And The Life And Death Of Eric Garner

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Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, speaks at a news conference at the National Action Network in New York a day after settling a $5.9 million wrongful death case with the city. At far right is Garner's widow, Esaw Garner. Brendan McDermid/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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New York Will Pay Eric Garner Family $5.9 Million To Avoid Lawsuit

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A memorial for Eric Garner, seen July 22, 2014, lies near where he died in Staten Island, N.Y. Just a few days ahead of the anniversary of his death, Garner's family has reached a settlement with New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Makeshift memorials to Walter Scott sprouted up at the scene of his fatal encounter with Michael Slager, the police officer who shot him in the back as he ran away following a routine traffic stop. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Ferguson activists march through downtown St. Louis during a protest last month. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ferguson Activists Hope That Momentum Sparks A National Movement

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Russell Moore preaching during the first plenary address, "Black, And White And Red All Over: Why Racial Reconciliation Is A Gospel Issue." Alli Rader hide caption

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Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., marches with other civil rights protesters during the 1963 March on Washington. AP hide caption

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Classroom Reflections On America's Race Relations

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