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An agent from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency keeps watch at the side of a house while other agents from ICE are inside in search of a suspect during a sweep to capture illegal aliens with a criminal record in the Boston area, Tuesday, June 13, 2006, in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston. More than 2,100 illegal immigrants have been arrested since the nationwide raid began May 26. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) READ MORE
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Chicago police officers line up outside the District 1 central headquarters at 17th and State streets, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, during a protest for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was fatally shot and killed in October 2014 in Chicago. Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the killing. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) READ MORE
FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being fatally shot by CPD officer Jason Van Dyke sixteen times in Chicago. This week marks the one-year anniversary of the release of the video. (Chicago Police Department via AP File) READ MORE
FILE - In a June 20, 2014, file photo, the Rikers Island jail complex stands in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. Two correction officers at New York’s Rikers Island have been assaulted by two inmates. It happened Tuesday evening, Oct. 4, 2016, at the Otis Bantum Correctional Center inside the jail complex. Both officers were taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) READ MORE
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) READ MORE
FILE - In this June 26, 2016, file photo, a woman holds a rainbow flag during the NYC Pride Parade in New York. Young Americans overwhelmingly say they support LGBT rights when it comes to employment, health care and adoption. That’s according to a new GenForward survey, which finds 92 percent of young adults support HIV and AIDs prevention, 90 percent support equal employment, and 80 percent support LGBT adoption. Across ethnic groups, large majorities of Americans aged 18 to 30 favor training police on transgender issues, government support for LGBT youth organizations and insurance coverage for transgender health issues. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) READ MORE
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson) READ MORE
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Former U.S. Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district Ciro Rodriguez speaks Wednesday Feb. 29, 2012 at the intersection of Formosa Boulevard and Pleasanton Road in San Antonio, as he talks about the interim congressional maps that divide Harlandale School district into three areas. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, William Luther) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALES; MAGS OUT READ MORE
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President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) READ MORE
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the National Association of Attorneys General annual winter meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) READ MORE
President Donald Trump listens as Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Sessions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) READ MORE
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Marchers from 'Not My President's Day' walk through downtown Washington enroute to the White House, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Anti-Trump activists seized on Monday's federal holiday to organize rallies in cities around the country to oppose policies for President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) READ MORE
Mexico's incoming President, Enrique Pena Nieto, left, smiles as he stands with outgoing President Felipe Calderon during the inauguration ceremony at the National Congress in Mexico City, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.  Pena Nieto took the oath of office as Mexico's new president on Saturday, bringing the old ruling party back to power after a 12-year hiatus amid protests inside and outside the congressional chamber where he swore to protect the constitution and laws of the land. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini) READ MORE
FILE - In this June 27, 1985 file photo, singer Nina Simone perfroms at Avery Fisher Hall. The distributor of the forthcoming film about Simone says complaints about actress Zoe Saldana playing the singer reflect an interracial “pathology” put in place by slave owners. Producers of “Nina” have been criticized for casting an actress who needed extensive makeup and prosthetics to achieve Simone’s dark skin and traditionally African features. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File) Play Video


How the art of the civil rights era moved a nation toward justice

Along with enacting unprecedented social change, the civil rights movement also spawned powerful music and creative expression that helped a nation come to terms with its grief and rage over racial injustice.

Mary-Pat Hector, right, with the National Action Network, speaks during a community town hall forum at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Atlanta. Dozens of people met at the church to discuss recent cases of unarmed black men being fatally shot by police and ways to improve the way officers interact with the public. (AP Photo/David Goldman) READ MORE
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., center, who represents a majority Hispanic congressional district in Chicago, and Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Calif., left, whose district runs across the U.S.–Mexico border, vent their frustration to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, after they were locked out of a closed-door briefing with acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan about recent raids and deportations of undocumented immigrants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) READ MORE
MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 13:  Protestors gather at  the Milwaukee County Courthouse where they attend a rally against President Donald Trumps policy on immigration February 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  As well groups are calling for a general strike against controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke who plans to turn sheriffs into immigration agents.   (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images) READ MORE
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the grand opening of Trump International Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Donald Trump and his children hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference to celebrate the grand opening of his new hotel. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) READ MORE
In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows foreign nationals being arrested this week during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. Immigrant advocates on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, decried a series of arrests that federal deportation agents said aimed to round up criminals in Southern California but they believe mark a shift in enforcement under the Trump administration. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP) READ MORE
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President Donald Trump, left, speaks to reporters on Air Force One while traveling to Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Trump is spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus listens, right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) READ MORE