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The stars kicked it up a notch in our EW/People photo booth at Disney’s D23 Expo.

Image Credit: Chris McPherson for EW/People

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Robert F. Kennedy’s Education on Race

Images from a civil rights figure’s steep learning curve.

In the course of Robert F. Kennedy’s political career, he went from a man who had to convene a meeting so that activists and academics could explain the rage bubbling over in northern ghettos—and who was made uncomfortable by their responses—to a civil rights icon. As Larry Tye writes in Politico Magazine, Kennedy “may have been clueless about race relations when he took over as his brother’s attorney general … but he was the quickest of learners.” The Freedom Rides and the race riots at Ole Miss and the University of Alabama, among other events, taught him that it wasn’t “America’s laws but its soul needed redemption.”

After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Kennedy was increasingly looked to as a beacon of hope for racial reconciliation in America. “I said to some of my friends,” recalls Rep. John Lewis, a young civil rights leader during the 1960s, “‘Dr. King may be gone but we still have Robert Kennedy.’” Today, many Americans recall RFK as a racial healer and bridge-builder, but his arrival to that rarefied spot was the end of a long transformation—one that offers inspiration for today’s political leaders. Here are some of the key moments along Kennedy’s journey. More photos here.

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Our latest neighborhood photo gallery focused on “Little Palestine,” a portion of south suburban Bridgeview, just outside Chicago. Over the years, the area south of 80th street has become a hub of Arab American life, with small businesses, restaurants, community centers, and religious establishments. Check out the full photo gallery on one of the largest Palestinian communities in the U.S. at: http://chicagoreporter.com/they-call-it-little-palestine/ (Photos by Max Herman)