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Matthew Goodman: "Eighty Days"

The true story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's historic race around the world in the late 19th century.

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A Photographer Remembers Wounded Knee, 40 Years Later

A photographer looks back on some of his first work, documenting the 1973 standoff on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation.
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Do We Still Need A Women's Movement?

100 years ago, thousands of women marched on Washington D.C. to demand the right to vote. Host Michel Martin asks the Beauty Shop ladies about that moment in history, and where the women's rights movement stands today.
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Pump Me Up

A new exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery explores D.C.’s subculture of graffiti, go-go, hardcore punk music and the influences that live on today.

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Alabama Divided As Court Prepares To Hear Voting Rights Challenge

The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case challenging a Voting Rights Act provision that requires some states to receive federal approval for elections rule changes. Shelby County says the system is outdated, but some black officials argue it's still necessary to ensure diverse voices in government.
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Rosa Parks Statue To Be Dedicated In Capitol Wednesday

Prominent civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks will be the first African American woman to be honored with a 9-foot statue in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.

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Corcoran's 'Pump Me Up' Pays Homage To D.C.'s '80s

An exhibit at the Corcoran displays D.C.'s thriving underground culture during the 1980s.

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Civil Rights Exhibit Highlights Successes, Work Left To Be Done

The exhibit at Emory University in Atlanta lays out the history of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group first presided over by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The group tackled issues of health care, poverty and gun violence — issues still seen as relevant today.

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