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Harriet Tubman’s home designated as National Park

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The National Park Service recently made Harriet Tubman’s home in Auburn, New York a national park, celebrating the later chapters of her life. Continue reading

How a Kentucky school is handling transgender bathroom policy

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Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky became the first public school in the state to adopt an official policy for transgender students two years ago. Continue reading

PBS NewsHour hosts town hall with President Obama

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The PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill hosted a special event, ‘Questions for President Obama,’ on June 1 in Elkart, Indiana. Elkart was the first city Obama visited after he was elected president in 2008. Continue reading

Montgomery police honor civil rights history in officer training

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In Montgomery, Alabama, County Police Chief Kevin Murphy recognized that many of his younger police officers were not aware of the turbulent civil rights history of their city. Continue reading

Urban-Suburban school desegregation program seen as model

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More than 60 years after the United States Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal” schools in Brown vs. Board of Education, data shows that many school districts s are more segregated than ever — with some key exceptions. Continue reading

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