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The Chicago Freedom Movement: Then And Now

Martin Luther King Jr. fought racism and housing discrimination during the Chicago Freedom Movement. With member station WBEZ, Michel Martin explores the movement's impact 50 years later.
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Islam, the Rise of Islamic State and the Future of the Middle East

The U.S. and its allies continue to battle Islamic State forces in Iraq and elsewhere. A history of ISIS and how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the future of the Middle East.

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Cemetery Visitors Honor Pioneer Susan B. Anthony After Clinton Makes History

News of Hillary Clinton's historic nomination reached Susan B. Anthony. In Rochester, visitors often leave flowers and "I Voted" stickers at Anthony's gravestone on election day.
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Mortimer Caplin, On The Brink Of 100, Looks Back On D-Day Service

Mortimer Caplin was a U.S. Navy beachmaster who helped steer U.S. forces during the Normandy invasion 72 years ago this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks to him ahead of his 100th birthday.
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Denmark Martyr Museum Draws Controversy For Including Terrorists In Exhibit

"The Martyr Museum" features historic heroes like Joan of Arc alongside some perpetrators of recent terrorist attacks. The idea is to try to understand what drives some to give their life to a cause.
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In Political Activism, Ali Pulled No Punches — And Paid A Heavy Price

It's common today for athletes to carry the banner of some sort of political protest. But it wasn't so easy for Ali, who was banned from boxing for opposing the Vietnam War.
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Challenges For The Democratic Party And The Presidential Race Ahead

Hillary Clinton has the delegates to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. Bernie Sanders vows to stay in the race. Please join us to discuss challenges for the Democratic Party and the presidential race ahead.

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Filipino World War II Veterans Living In U.S. Can Now Reunite With Family

For decades, some Filipino World War II veterans have been separated from their relatives in the Philippines. New U.S. immigration rules for these families could change that.
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How A Shooting Changed Charleston's Oldest Black Church

One year after the deaths of a pastor and eight worshippers, the city's "Mother Emanuel" church is navigating its place as a symbol of the nation's ongoing struggle for racial justice.
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Code Switch Podcast, Episode 2: Being 'Outdoorsy' When You're Black Or Brown

On this episode, Shereen and Adrian take a look at why being "outdoorsy" can get complicated when you're a person of color in America.

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