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Matrix Star Takes On Civil Rights Leader

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As the grandson of slaves, Thurgood Marshall was born July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland. When segregation policies denied Marshall admission to the University of…read more

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Author Depicts Reality of Afghan War Combat

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When journalist and author Sebastian Junger embedded himself with a small group of soldiers in an isolated outpost called Restrepo in the Afghan mountains, he…read more

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Emily Dickinson’s Roots in the Garden

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The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx has re-created one of the main inspirations behind poet Emily Dickinson’s work: her garden. Through careful research…read more

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Haiti and New Orleans Linked in Allende’s New Novel

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In her latest novel, “The Island Beneath the Sea,” writer Isabel Allende explores the history behind two places that have dominated the news recently: Haiti…read more

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Author Wes Moore Explores Where Lives Diverge

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One name, two starkly different lives – that’s the real-life scenario at the heart of author Wes Moore’s new book, which explores how his life…read more

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