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In August 1963, African-American girls were held in a Georgia stockade after being arrested for demonstrating segregation. Left to right: Melinda Jones Williams (13), Laura Ruff Saunders (13), Mattie Crittenden Reese, Pearl Brown, Carol Barner Seay (12), Annie Ragin Laster (14), Willie Smith Davis (15), Shirley Green (14), and Billie Jo Thornton Allen (13). Sitting on the floor: Verna Hollis (15). Danny Lyon hide caption

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'I Gave Up Hope': As Girls, They Were Jailed In Squalor For Protesting Segregation

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Left: A bartender at Hops & Barley brew pub pours a pint of beer in Berlin, Germany. Right: A portrait of Martin Luther. The protest that Luther launched 500 years ago not only revamped how Europe worshiped, but also how it drank. He and his followers promoted hops in beer as an act of rebellion against the Catholic Church. left: Adam Berry Right: Ullstein bild via/Getty Images hide caption

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Engraving of German religious reformer Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on indulgences on the church door at Wittenberg, surrounded by onlookers, Germany, October 31st 1517. (Photo by Authenticated News/Archive Photos/Getty Images) Authenticated News/Getty Images hide caption

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Worshipers at the Walloon Reformed Church of St. Augustine in Magdeburg, Germany, participate in a service where the congregation is encouraged to tweet about the liturgy and share their prayers online. Esme Nicholson/NPR hide caption

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In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews

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Minneapolis Institute of Art curator Tom Rassieur stands in a gallery showcasing objects honoring the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses against the Catholic Church. Lisa Burke/Courtesy of Lisa Burke hide caption

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How Technology Helped Martin Luther Change Christianity

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