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How White Housing Riots Shaped Chicago

Over two decades, the city was wracked by violence. The policies that fed attacks, and those that resulted from it, changed the landscape of Chicago—and Baltimore.

2 months
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The Field Museum Campaigns to Save the (Taxidermied) Hyenas

Four striped hyena specimens, preserved by the legendary taxidermist Carl Akeley, were exiled to a bland, bleak corner of the Reptile Hall for decades. If the museum’s Indiegogo campaign goes well, they’ll get a new home—and a new story.

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How Integration Worked—and Failed—in Evanston

Mary Barr, author of Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston, talks about growing up in a progressive suburb that seemed to get integration right—until lunch happened.

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