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Forgotten History: How The New England Colonists Embraced The Slave Trade

American slavery predates the founding of the United States. Wendy Warren, author of New England Bound, says the early colonists imported African slaves and enslaved and exported Native Americans.
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Officials Close Investigation Into 1964 'Mississippi Burning' Killings

Three young Freedom Summer activists were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan 52 years ago. At the time, no one was charged with murder, but since the case was reopened one man has been prosecuted.
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The Brexit Vote And What's At Stake For Europe And The US

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not to stay in the European Union: Join us to discuss what an exit vote could mean for the U.S., remaining EU members and the postwar structure of Europe.

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Episode 4: Historic Blunder Of Epic Proportions?

SafeTrack hits its second phase, with full shutdowns of sections of the Orange Line forcing commuters to use bus "bridges" between stations. What if Metro had built extra tracks, though? We talk to a historian about why redundant stretches of rail weren't part of the system's blueprint.

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Food To Celebrate Freedom: Tea Cakes For Juneteenth!

Juneteenth, the day when many African-Americans mark the end of slavery, is also associated with traditional foods from the black community. One woman wants to revive a traditional treat: tea cakes.
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Going There: 50 Years After The Chicago Freedom Movement

In 1966, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Chicago to fight for fair and open housing. NPR's Michel Martin and WBEZ examined the state of activism in Chicago around fair housing and other issues today.
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When King Came To Chicago: See The Rare Images Of His Campaign — In Color

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went north, leading the Chicago Freedom Movement. Bernard Kleina and his camera were there, too — and the former priest walks NPR through his color photos.
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Never Mind The White Dress, Turns Out Emily Dickinson Had A Green Thumb

Archaeologists are working to unearth the poet's original gardens and bring the homestead back to its natural state. The hope is to revive the plants and flowers she vividly described in her poetry.
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94-Year-Old Former Auschwitz Guard Found Guilty Of Complicity In 170,000 Murders

Reinhold Hanning, a former death camp guard, told victims in the courtroom, "I am sorry." He said he has been silent all his life about his role as part of the Nazi killing machine from 1942 to 1944.
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Caitriona Palmer: "An Affair With My Mother"

An Irish journalist sets out to find her birth mother. After they meet, they develop a close bond. But her mother has one condition – the relationship must remain a secret. A story of adoption, secrecy and love.

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