Leslie Vercher, 35, a Parks Department carpenter, is working to restore the slave quarters that were part of Magnolia Plantation in Natchitoches, La. Here, he stands in the doorway of one of the slave cabins at dusk. His father was born and raised in the cabins. This photo was part of the series entitled "How Race Is Lived in America," which won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2000.

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