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March 2019

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Wendell Phillips

Revisiting America's Lawrence of Arabia

Archaeologist Wendell Phillips traveled throughout Yemen in the 1950s, where he found ancient treasures and controversy

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The Power and the Passion

Thirteen artifacts from the National Museum of American History chronicle profound changes in the life of the nation

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The Mystery of Lake Malawi

In the second-largest lake in Africa, fish evolution is taking place at an explosive rate. Why? Scientists are diving into the question

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String Theory

Inspired by long-lost folk melodies, gospel, opera and bluegrass, the electrifying singer and banjo player gives fresh voice to old American traditions

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Plot Twist!

The much-maligned genre has been resurrected as prestige TV

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America's First Poster Child

In 1855, Mary Mildred Williams energized the abolitionist movement

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Publish or Perish

Can an obscure 19th-century literary form help solve a 21st-century problem?

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Written Out of History

A recent study broke down each state’s educational standards to see whose ‘herstory’ was missing

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Veiled Meaning

Artist Medina Dugger finds joy in a colorful yet complicated symbol of faith

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Inside the Marble Palace

As the first female justice retires from public life, read about her debut on the highest court in the nation

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