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Who Is Barbara Johns, The Woman Whose Statue Will Replace Robert E. Lee's In The US Capitol?

The U.S. Capitol.
Jacquelyn Martin
The U.S. Capitol

A statue of Robert E. Lee was removed from the U.S. Capitol on Sunday. We talk to Moton Museum director Cameron Patterson about the figure replacing him, Barbara Johns, who led a student strike in 1951 that became part of the foundation for Brown v. Board of Education.

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