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(From left) Lake County, Fla., Sheriff Willis McCall and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee. The three were accused of rape in 1949, along with a fourth man. They were all pardoned Friday. State Library and Archives of Florida via AP hide caption

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A photograph by Hugh Mangum from Photos Day or Night: The Archive of HughMangum, by Sarah Stacke with texts by Maurice Wallace and Martha Sumler, Hugh Mangum's granddaughter. Image courtesy of Hugh Mangum Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Hugh Mangum/Duke University hide caption

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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 exterior of the Supreme Court of Louisiana in New Orleans. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Jim Crow's Last Stand' In Louisiana May Fall To Ballot Measure

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Percy White Jr. holds his son Percy White III, circa 1963. Courtesy of Percy Ell White III hide caption

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'Him Doing Well Was Through His Children': Sharecropper's Son Makes Dad Proud

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings opens Thursday in Montgomery, Ala. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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In a speech at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey told the story of Recy Taylor's violent rape by six white men in 1944. Taylor, pictured above, died last month at age 97. Her attackers were never prosecuted. Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press hide caption

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'Recy Taylor's Rape Still Haunts Us'

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Francine Anderson grew up in a small town in Virginia in the 1950s. She says that when she was 5 years old, she first realized that the color of her skin could put her in danger. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

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Sybil Morial has written a memoir about growing up in segregated New Orleans. /Courtesy John F. Blair hide caption

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'Witness To Change' Recounts Civil Rights Struggles Of New Orleans

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Looks At The Physical Toll Of Being Black In America

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