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The Chicago Board of Education officially changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day on the CPS calendar. (Joe Brusky / Flickr)

Members of Chicago’s Native American community were surprised in the best kind of way on Wednesday when the Chicago Board of Education approved the change of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in its school calendar.

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 Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones appears on “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

This year, the U.S. marks the 400th year since the Pilgrims arrived. But the year before that, a much darker period began with the sailing of the White Lion. We speak with New York Times Magazine journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones about The 1619 Project.

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The north side of the White House is seen covered in snow Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour / The White House / Flickr)

Much has been said about the ways President Donald Trump is changing the presidency. On this Presidents Day, we look back at the ways the presidency evolved before Trump moved into the White House. 

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks with WTTW News.

A look back at the words of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, whose latest book has been decades in the making.

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An undated photo shows Cornelius Coffey

You may have heard of Bessie Coleman, the pioneering African American pilot from Chicago. But there is much more to the history of black aviation in this town. And though that story has been largely forgotten, it’s now inspiring a new generation of aviators.

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Signs for Douglas Park on Chicago’s West Side have received an unofficial update in recent weeks: a second “s.” The change comes after years of activisim in North Lawndale to rename the park.

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Judge Douglas Ginsburg appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Feb. 4, 2020. (WTTW News)

Meet Judge Douglas Ginsburg, the Chicago native and former Supreme Court nominee who has a new PBS special.

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On the 10th anniversary of one of the United States’ most divisive Supreme Court rulings, two legal analysts share their differing views on the impact Citizens United has had on campaign funding and the nation’s political process.

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Paul Adams III appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 20, 2020. (WTTW News)

Martin Luther King Jr. was known for speaking out against racial segregation, voter disenfranchisement and economic inequality. We discuss his life and legacy with a man who marched with him: Paul Adams III.

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A new book explores the landmark years in which the Supreme Court reshaped the course of the United States. We discuss “Democracy and Equality” with University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone, who co-authored the book.

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The city of Anna. (Whitney Curtis, special to ProPublica Illinois)

The term “sundown town” is familiar to many African Americans. A new ProPublica Illinois story examines the legacy of one sundown town in Southern Illinois named Anna.

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 In this Nov. 19, 1998 file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Illinois, presides over the committee’s impeachment hearing for President Bill Clinton, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Joe Marquette, File)

Even if the two most recent impeachment proceedings – against Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton – offer instructive clues about the path ahead, there are notable differences in the case surrounding Donald Trump. A look at then and now.

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Statue of Christopher Columbus (Kenneth C. Zirkel / Wikimedia Commons)

In the wake of criticism directed at Columbus and his treatment of indigenous people, a movement to supplant Columbus Day with another holiday – Indigenous Peoples Day – has emerged.

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This undated portrait attributed to Rodolfo Ghirlandaia shows Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. (AP Photo)

The image and story of Christopher Columbus, the 15th century navigator who began European incursions into the Americas, have changed in the U.S. over the decades. 

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A file photo of Jacqueline Stewart, the new host of the Turner Classic Movies series “Silent Sunday Nights.” (WTTW News)

The Turner Classic Movies series “Silent Sunday Nights” is a celebration of some of the triumphs of early filmmaking, and its new host is a Chicago native whose love of the movies goes all the way back to her childhood.

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Sidney Blumenthal (Credit: Ralph Alswang)

Sidney Blumenthal, the Chicago native who formerly served as the senior adviser to President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, discusses his political history of Abraham Lincoln, “All the Powers of Earth.”

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