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People line up to enter the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Justices Seem Incredulous At Repeated Racial Bias In Jury Selection

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Keitra Bates (left) moved to tears upon meeting 106-year old Leila Williams at her nursing home. Bates recently discovered that Williams once ran Leila's Dinette in the building where Bates now runs Marddy's Shared Kitchen and Marketplace. Charlotte Riley-Webb for NPR hide caption

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'Welcome To Marrdy's' - A Shared Kitchen For Local Cooks In Gentrifying West Atlanta

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Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, D-Va., has not called for embattled Gov. Ralph Northam to resign. Should Northam step aside, Fairfax would become Virginia's second black governor. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Eyes On Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax As Gov. Northam Resists Calls To Resign

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Contemporary reprints of original Green Books from 1940 (front) and 1954. Karen Grigsby Bates hide caption

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The Green Book: Celebrating 'The Bible of Black Travel'

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The American Military cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands, where David McGhee's grandfather, Sgt. Willie F. Williams, is buried. Marcel Van Hoorn/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mysterious Suitcase Helps Connecticut Man Discover His Grandfather's WWII Service

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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo speaking during a security news conference in advance of the Super Bowl 52 football game, on Jan. 31, 2018. On Thursday, Arradondo said police will no longer arrest people for selling small amounts of marijuana. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday, is dedicated to victims of lynching. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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New Lynching Memorial Is A Space 'To Talk About All Of That Anguish'

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Fire shoots out from a Baltimore store on Gay Street as looting erupted in a five-block business section in Baltimore on April 6, 1968. Police sealed off the area. AP hide caption

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50 Years Ago Baltimore Burned. The Same Issues Set It Aflame In 2015

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Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to a mass meeting at the Mason Temple in support of striking sanitation workers. Memphis Press-Scimitar/University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections hide caption

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When MLK Was Killed, He Was In Memphis Fighting For Economic Justice

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Mulusew Bekele, director of program operations at African Services Committee based in New York City, supports the U.S. Census Bureau's efforts to collect more detailed data on black people's non-Hispanic origins on the 2020 census. "The more refined data, the better for public policy," he says. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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2020 Census Will Ask Black People About Their Exact Origins

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Former President Barack Obama and artist Kehinde Wiley unveil his portrait during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind The Obama Portraits: Artists Put Their Own Spin On A Presidential Tradition

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Samantha Pierce of Cleveland has a 7-year-old daughter, Camryn. In 2009, Pierce gave premature birth to twins. The babies did not survive. Scientists say black women lead more stressful lives, which makes them more likely to give birth prematurely and puts their babies at risk of dying. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

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A view of Buffalo Bayou and downtown Houston. The dirt along the banks shows the extent of the flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Scott Dalton/for NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Harvey Flooded Houston's Theater District, But It Won't Stop The Shows

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Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel with teammates during the national anthem before playing the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in October. Michael Zagaris/Getty Images hide caption

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Melisande Short-Colomb, 63, is a descendant of slaves sold by the Jesuits to fund Georgetown University. She's enrolled as a freshman there and plans to major in African-American studies. Marvin Joseph/Getty Images hide caption

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Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors

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When 'Where Are You From?' Takes You Someplace Unexpected

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Friends, family and activists gathered for a vigil Sunday outside the apartment building where Charleena Lyles was killed earlier that day. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

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African-American students say they matriculated at Duke Divinity School expecting to enhance their calling with top-notch theological training at a prestigious program. But instead, they say, they entered a racial nightmare. Jackie O/Flickr/Creative Commons hide caption

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