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Kelley Bashew (Courtesy Kelley Bashew)
Woman Becomes an Advocate for Her Indigenous Heritage After Meeting Birth Family at 50

Kelley Bashew decided to look for her birth family when she turned 50. She found herself and became an advocate for Indigenous people.

This Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo shows a sign for Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Bucks County. The school has made headlines over its use of a racial slur against American Indians as the mascot for its sports teams. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Coming Soon: A Bill to Ban Racist American Indian Names, Imagery in PA Schools

State Rep. Chris Rabb said he hopes to propose the bill before Thanksgiving.

Al Oliver, Gene Clines, Manny Sanguillen, seated, and Dave Cash pose for a portrait during an event hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first all-minority lineup to take the field in Major League Baseball history, at the Heinz History Center, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
Pirates in MLB’s 1st Minority Lineup Honored 50 Years Later

50 years after they were part of the first all-minority lineup fielded by a Major League Baseball team, former Pittsburgh Pirates commemorate a feat no one really noticed in the moment.

Ione Quigley, the Rosebud Sioux's historic preservation officer, returns to her seat after speaking during a ceremony at the U.S. Army's Carlisle Barracks, in Carlisle, Pa., Wednesday, July 14, 2021. The disinterred remains of nine Native American children who died more than a century ago while attending a government-run school in Pennsylvania were headed home to Rosebud Sioux tribal lands in South Dakota on Wednesday after a ceremony returning them to relatives. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Remains of Indigenous Children Buried at Carlisle School Returned More Than a Century Later

The disinterred remains of nine Native American children who died more than a century ago while attending a government-run school in Pennsylvania were sent home Wednesday.

Commissioner Bull Connor directs the arrest of approximately 25 African American demonstrators in Birmingham, Ala. on April 10, 1963. Singer Al Hibbler who led the protest march, heads the line left background. Connor who directs the police department said Hibbler would not be taken into custody. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)
Republicans Want to Rewrite American History With Critical Race Theory Ban

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans want schools across the state to whitewash history with Critical Race Theory ban.

In this image from video, Rep. Scott Perry (R-York) speaks at the US Capitol Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
One Pennsylvania Congressperson Voted Against the AAPI Hate Crimes Bill

Scott Perry voted against the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill, but it still passed the US House of Representatives and was signed into law on Thursday.

In this Tuesday, June 2, 2020 file photo, demonstrators chant, at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, who was killed May 25 by Minneapolis police (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Voters Are Backing State Constitutional Amendment to Ban Racial Discrimination

The proposal had about 71% of the vote in support of it, according to unofficial results on Wednesday morning.