Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. Here he is in period costume at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate. Erika Beras for NPR hide caption

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This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

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Matzo ball soup is a classic recipe straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as reflected in this jalapeño-inflected family recipe from chef Pati Jinich. Copyright Ellen Silverman hide caption

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For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

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Workers unload bananas in New Orleans. Bananas Foster, one of New Orleans' favorite desserts, is a lasting legacy of an oft-forgotten chapter in the city's history: the banana trade, which spawned banana republics. Arnold Genthe/Library of Congress hide caption

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How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species?

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Are We Headed Into Another Mass Extinction?

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(Left to right) Promoter Eddie Jaffe (center) watches Rubin "Hurricane" Carter sign a contract before a fight in 1964; Sharon Griggins; Eddie Arroyo weighs in at Arlington Park in Chicago; policeman Renault Robinson in 1970. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images; Courtesy of Sharon Griggins; Courtesy of Eddie Arroyo; Lee Balterman/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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'Working' Then And Now: Sharon Griggins, Phone Operator

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CBS Prepares To Sell Historic Radio Division

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Susan Frawley Eisele holds her 6-week-old son, Albert Jr., at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City in 1936. Eisele, of Blue Earth, Minn., won an essay contest with Country Home magazine and was named best American rural correspondent of 1936. Courtesy of Kitty Eisele hide caption

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When Mrs. Eisele Took Manhattan: Big City Failed To Awe Minnesota Journalist

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'Working' Then And Now: Terkel Interviews 'Token' Female Ad Executive

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Street Signs Connect Modern Day Toronto To Indigenous History

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The original caption to this 1989 photo read, "Cellular phones are being offered by many car manufacturers as optional equipment for drivers who can't bear to be out of touch, even on the road." Richard Sheinwald/AP hide caption

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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

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'Working' Then And Now: Terkel Talks To Car Parker Known As 'One Swing Al'

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South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee (left) and director Shin Sang-ok (right) made nearly 20 films for their captor, Kim Jong Il. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Acting For Film Or Acting For Life? Doc Tells Story Of Kim Jong Il's Captives

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