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Today in history: Hooray for Medicare on its first 50 years!

Happy birthday, Medicare! Celebrations are occurring all over the country.

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Government’s case against Rosenbergs gutted by release of key testimony

"It's time for the government to admit that Ethel Rosenberg was not a spy and that Julius was not an atomic spy."

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Today in African-American history: Mary McLeod Bethune born in 1875

She organized African American women in the South to vote despite the Jim Crow poll tax and other racist restrictions.

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Freedom fighting: also a Southern tradition

Many white people in the South held no one in captivity. Lies and false fear, not ideals, were used to convince them to vote for leaving the Union.

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Indigenous news: activism, identity, and honoring natives

On May 26, the town council in Newstead, New York voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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S. Carolina leaders call for removing Confederate flag from statehouse grounds

The Confederate flag features prominently in photos of the white youth arrested and charged with the murders.

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Julius & Ethel's final day: June 19th, 1953

Despite massive, worldwide protests, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed in Sing Sing Prison; on this anniversary, their granddaughter has this message and shares videos.

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To Mother Emanuel’s Denmark Vesey: your fight goes on!

Fighting off racist attacks is nothing new for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

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Today in history: 150th anniversary of Juneteenth

It honors the day when slaves in Texas heard they had been freed by Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

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Today in history: Loving Day celebrates end of interracial marriage ban

How perfect that Loving Day refers to Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple in the Supreme Court case.

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