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Fallen WWII soldiers teach students about sacrifice

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In the more than 70 years since allied soldiers stormed the beach at Normandy, firsthand accounts of the lives lost that day are slipping away. Continue reading

Military conducted race-based experiments during WWII

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The U.S. tested the effects of highly toxic mustard gas on troops in nonconsensual, race-based experiments during World War II, according to a new NPR investigation. Continue reading

Revealing the painful last moments of George Washington

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A series of historical documents sheds light on the final moments of George Washington, whose cause of death has been a mystery for hundreds of years. Continue reading

70 years later, Holocaust victim’s dress designs come back to life

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A new look at the Holocaust is coming from an unexpected place: a fashion design project decades in the making. Continue reading

Why we still need Freedom Schools, 50 years later

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Half a century ago, students and local organizers banded together to fight to end segregation and discrimination against African-Americans in the United States. Continue reading

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