The city is the latest Southern institution to separate itself from symbols viewed by many as tied to racism and white supremacy. But those opposed to the removal say the city is shucking away its history and its identity.
Switzer will run the 2017 Marathon where she and another woman runner, Bobbi Gibb, made history. Her bib number will be retired after this year's race.
Towns in impoverished eastern Kentucky, backed by private money, strive to build a post-coal entrepreneurial economy.
The specialized high schools, such as one in Brockton, Mass., emphasize overcoming drug-abuse problems as much as they do mastering square roots.
Towns like Utica, Ohio, and Goshen, Ind., are beginning to come to terms with a legacy of racism that has largely evaded history books. These 'sundown towns' were places where, black Americans knew, they were not welcome once the sun went down.
Some social media users are sharing photos of red Xs to show support for the END IT Movement's 'Shine a Light on Slavery' Day.