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Va. Historical Society Unveils Slave Name Database

A database containing 1,500 Va. slave names was unveiled Thursday, giving scholars and family historians a new resource for examining histories within families and the state of Virginia.

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Memories Of Grandma Silvia, And Slavery's Legacy

When she was 16, Ellaraino visited her great-grandmother, Silvia, for the first time. And Silvia had plenty of stories to tell. They were about being a teenager — and seeing the Civil War, and slavery, come to an end.
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Smaller Crowd Expected At MLK Dedication

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After the dedication of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in D.C. was cancelled last month during Hurricane Irene, organizers are now expecting a much smaller crowd at the rescheduled event. 

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The NCAA And Its Treatment Of Student Athletes

The NCAA was created in 1906, at the behest of President Theodore Roosevelt, to protect and look out for the best interests of student athletes. In the latest issue of The Atlantic magazine, journalist Taylor Branch tracks how the organization evolved over the years into a body that now, he says, exploits young athletes for the financial gain of its member schools. Melissa Block talks to Branch about his article, which advocates for better treatment — and pay — for student athletes.
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The Economic Catastrophe That Germany Can't Forget

To understand why Germany is so freaked out by what Europe's central bank is doing, you need to go back nearly a century.
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Md. Seeks Harriet Tubman National Park

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Maryland senator Ben Cardin is sponsoring a bill that would create two national parks dedicated to Harriet Tubman and her fight against slavery.

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MLK Memorial Dedication Rescheduled

A new date has been set for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. The last dedication was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene.

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Arthur Ashe: A Civil Right Activist Off The Court

NPR's summer road trip series, "Honey Stop the Car!" pulls over in Richmond, Va., where a statue of tennis great Arthur Ashe stands in an unlikely place. It's among statues of major figures from the Confederacy.
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The Psychology of 9/11, Ten Years Later

Immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks, many first responders and other victims received psychological care. Ira Flatow and guests look at the psychological effects of 9/11, and what researchers have learned since then about caring for victims of psychological trauma.
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Former Attorney General Recalls Sept. 11

In 2001, Alberto Gonzales was serving as White House Counsel to then President George W. Bush. He later stepped into the role of attorney general. He became a controversial figure for defending The Patriot Act and policies on questioning and detaining terror suspects. Gonzales looks back on Sept. 11 and its aftermath with host Michel Martin.

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