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Grace Hopper, 'The Queen Of Code,' Would Have Hated That Title

Gillian Jacobs, known for her role as Britta Perry on Community, directed a short documentary on the computer programming pioneer. She says Hopper wasn't fond of the hype over her accomplishments.
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Obama: 50 Years After 'Bloody Sunday,' March Is Not Yet Over

The president, speaking at an event in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the march, said "our union is not yet perfect. But we are getting closer."
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Marchers Tie Selma Message To Today's Injustices

President Obama and the first family will be in Selma, Ala., to mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma voting rights protests. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Debbie Elliott from Selma.
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Teaching The Grim Reality Of The Donner Party

The Donner Party has a dark history. So how do you explain it to kids? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tom Fay, one of the descendants of the Donner Party, about his family history.
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The Lusitania Mystery: Why British Codebreakers Didn't Try To Save It

The ocean liner's sinking by a German U-boat led to the U.S. entering World War I. Erik Larson, author of Dead Wake, says British intelligence knew the ship was in danger and didn't tell anyone.
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Obama Returns To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Historic March

The president will speak in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, a half-century after civil rights marchers were beaten and tear-gassed by state troopers.
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Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day.
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The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns

Let's rewind the clock 150 years to the end of the Civil War, when Southern planters had to find new laborers.
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Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.
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The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.

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