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The Life And Work Of Broadcast Pioneer Richard Durham

Born in rural Mississippi, Richard Durham moved to Chicago as a child, where he grew up to become a journalist, dramatist, broadcaster, activist and speech writer in the age of Jim Crow.

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60 Years After The Boycott, Progress Stalls For Montgomery Buses

The deep-rooted history and current disrepair of the aging Alabama bus fleet continue to affect its predominantly black riders.
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'My All-American' Remembers Forgotten Story Of Heroic Texas Football Player

My All-American is out in theaters on Friday. It's a story about Texas football and is written by the same person who did Rudy and Hoosiers. It centers on one of the players, Freddie Steinmark, and an improbable story that reached all the way to the White House.
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Why The Fight Over A Bike Lane In Shaw Isn't About Biking

To cycling advocates, and to the District Department of Transportation, bike lanes are about safety — just the same as a crosswalk or stop sign. But in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood, a proposed bike lane is sparking heated debates about race, economics and displacement.

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Civil War Leaders — In An 1880s Insurance Ad?

If getting all of these Union commanders together in one room to pose for this photo seems like an impossible task, it was. It didn't happen.
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Maryland Governor Creates Commission For Recognition Of World War I Veterans

Approaching the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Maryland is creating a commission to find new ways to commemorate those who fought in the Great War.
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D-Day's Black Soldiers

On Veterans Day, we chat with the author of a new book about the largely-forgotten 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African American soldiers who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944.

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Listen: Whither Goes D.C.'s Winter Weather? Jason Samenow Offers A Prediction For The Season Ahead

The last two winters have brought exceptional levels of cold onto the D.C. region, but what could this year bring? Capital Weather Gang's Jason Samenow explains how a strong El Nino event could shape our winter.

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6 Jokes From 19th Century America

History books tell us that times were hard in the 1800s. But there was occasional humor. Some of it was even funny.
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Racial Incidents, Student Protests And Resignations At The University of Missouri

The president of the University of Missouri system resigned and the chancellor of the university’s main campus in Columbia announced he's stepping aside. Their moves are in response to student protesters who charged that the university failed to adequately respond to recent racial incidents: racial tensions on campus and debate over a university administration's response.

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