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'Don't Sneak': Dad's Unexpected Advice To His Gay Son In The '50s

Patrick Haggerty didn't know he was gay, but suspects that his father did when he told him not to hide his identity. Haggerty was 15, and his dad told him to be proud of himself.
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From West Africa to Baltimore: New Exhibit Explores The History Of The Banjo

From the 1730s through the 1830s, you could find more banjos in Maryland's Chesapeake region than anywhere else in North America.

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'Freedom Summer' And 'The Watsons': Powerful TV About A Civil Rights Journey

This story in the "Book Your Trip" series features NPR TV critic Eric Deggans on two books turned TV shows about civil rights: PBS's Freedom Summer and Hallmark Channel's The Watsons Go to Birmingham.
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The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

Aaron Carapella couldn't find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That's why the Oklahoma man designed his own map.
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Chicago Program Designed To Prevent White Flight Gets Renewed Attention

The origins of the tax districts stem from an effort decades ago to retain white residents who were concerned their property values would plummet if black families moved into their neighborhoods.
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50 Years Ago, Students Fought For Black Rights During 'Freedom Summer'

A PBS documentary about the 1964 movement to get blacks to vote in Mississippi airs Tuesday. Freedom Summer director Stanley Nelson and organizer Charles Cobb discuss the dangers the students faced.
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Using Google Earth To Document Slave History

Archaeologists in Asheville, N.C. are on a mission: To share the city's history of slavery by using Google Earth. Jeff Keith explains the project and what's come of their findings.
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Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement

Fifty years ago, three civil rights workers were killed by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. Organizers who pushed for justice then are now educating youth so they can continue to call for change.
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Eccentric Heiress's Untouched Treasures Head For The Auction Block

Huguette Clark secretly spent her last 20 years in a hospital, even though she wasn't ill — all while her three New York apartments were filled with valuable antiques.
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Remembering The Victories Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act

Law professor Randall Kennedy's memories of the Jim Crow South include his mother packing food to avoid stopping on long trips. He says the symbolism of these little moments is still important today.

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