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Congressman John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1946-47.s

A portrait of JFK, in full

New biography aims to chronicle a complex life amid a pivotal time for a nation

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The life and legacy of RBG

Harvard community reflects on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazing, tireless fighter for rights

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Illustration of balloons that say vote.

Getting out the vote

Tova Wang on how young people can affect democracy, in advance of National Voter Registration Day

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State House

Science and citizenship

Medical School students spend summer helping Massachusetts State legislators craft science-based policy

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Anna Murray-Douglass (from left), Marcus Garvey with Amy Jacques Garvey, and Elizabeth Freeman.

Defining a centennial

Panel discusses what happened in the years before Black women actually got the vote

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Faith in the ballot

How white evangelicals tour the nation's capital and redeem a Christian America

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Store window.

Staying covered

Affordable Care Act key to keeping people insured amid COVID 19-related job losses, study shows

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People with hands in ballot box.

How to change an election

With both sides wary of tampering, a government professor tries to game the game on what tactics could follow a close result

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Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The gathering storm

Experts see change on horizon amid pandemic, reckoning around race, and upcoming election

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