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Playwright August Wilson In 'Another League'

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson was best known for a series of 10 plays - one for every decade - depicting African-American life in the 20th century. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to director Kenny Leon and actress Phylicia Rashad, about breathing new life into the series.
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Museum Raises Money To Save 'Rosie The Riveter' Plant

A Michigan aviation museum has until Oct. 1 to save a historic factory from the wrecking ball. The Yankee Air Museum still needs to raise more than $3 million to rebuild part of the huge Willow Run bomber plant, where Rosie the Riveter worked during World War II. (This piece initially aired on Aug, 4. 2013, on All Things Considered)
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At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child

When she was just 12, Edith Lee-Payne's face was immortalized in an iconic photo from the March on Washington. Decades would pass before Payne learned that her image has been used as part of documentaries, books, calendars and exhibits about the history of the civil rights movement.
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Anniversary Of Historic March Expected To Draw Up To 50,000

The 50th anniversary of the famous March on Washington is expected to draw as many as 50,000 to the District, according to estimates from Metro Police.

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President Obama’s Leadership Challenges At Home And Abroad

Guest host Frank Sesno and panelists discuss U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Russia on chemical weapons in Syria and the looming budget crisis. An update on President Barack Obama's leadership challenges at home and abroad.

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D.C. Officials Celebrate Completion Of New Dunbar High School

D.C. officials and alumni from the historic Dunbar High School gathered yesterday to cut the ribbon on a new $122 million building that draws upon the school's long history to help inspire a new generation of students.

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English Debate What To Do With Richard III's Remains

More than 500 years after the Wars of the Roses, the English are again fighting over Richard the Third. Archaeologists from the University of Leicester last year unearthed his remains under a parking lot in the city. Leicester Cathedral has earmarked more than a million pounds to give him a proper burial. But not so fast say the people of York.
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Local Churches Pray And March For Justice

Local congregations are preparing for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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'Lawrence' Of Arabia: From Archaeologist To War Hero

T.E. Lawrence, the British officer who played a key role in the Middle East during World War I, served as one of that war's few romantic champions. Scott Anderson's Lawrence in Arabia explains how Lawrence used his knowledge of Arab culture and medieval history to advance British causes.
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Faith Ringgold: No 'Knock Down, Drag Out Black Woman Story'

The legendary artist began her career in 1963, the same year as the March on Washington. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about her life, work, and why no one originally wanted to hear her story.

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