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A Lawman Killed By Hate; Now, ATF Remembers

Host Rachel Martin takes a moment to remember William Henderson Foote, a black federal agent in Mississippi in the late 1800s. He was honored this week by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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Henry 'Box' Brown Remembered With Marker

The bizarre and inspiring tale of Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia in a large wooden box, is remembered with a marker in Mineral, Va.

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Son Fulfills Dream That Racism Denied His Mother

Friday, Terry Walls is graduating from the same university that rejected his mother because of the color of her skin. Mary Jean Price Walls hadn't spoken about her application to Missouri State University in six decades, until her son uncovered letters in university archives.
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Digging Into The History Of Mexico's Grim Santa Muerte

A Virginia scholar is looking into the lore surrounding Mexico's folk hero, Santa Muerte. The skeleton lady is now worshipped on both sides of the country's drug war, and her popularity is spreading into the U.S.

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Leslie Maitland: "Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed" (Rebroadcast)

A daughter tells the story of her mother's escape from the Nazis in World War II and what became of the love she left behind in France.

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Colin Powell: "It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership"

Retired four star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell reflects on life lessons and the controversies he faced in the months before the U.S. war in Iraq.

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ATF Bureau Honors First African-American Officer Killed In Line Of Duty

As a law enforcement officer in the post-Reconstruction South, William Henderson Foote faced more difficulty doing his job than most. Members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms honored Foote, who was killed in the line of duty, this week.

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