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Edith Windsor, plaintiff in 2013 same-sex marriage case, dead at 88

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the 2013 United States Supreme Court case that struck down a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, has died at 88, according to her lawyer.<p>Windsor's death was first reported by The New York Times.<p>As the lead plaintiff in the …


Slavery’s children, today: “Underground” makes the horrors of the slave economy resonate here and now

Tonight’s episode cements the freshman drama’s position as one of our most urgent, timely shows<p>The opening moments of this week’s “Underground” invites viewers to consider, of all things, the Necco Wafer. A tight shot of a confectioner’s hands shows him meticulously preparing the dough, rolling it …

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How close we are to slavery: America’s horrible legacy still deeply runs through the nation’s veins

For Lula Williams, America’s worst period isn’t ancient history — her grandmother was a slave<p>As a child growing up in South Carolina, I was keenly aware of how close I was to the history of slavery. It was all around me — in the fact of my ancestors owning slaves and fighting for the Confederacy, …

Black History