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Here's What's Become Of A Historic All-Black Town In The Mississippi Delta

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Red Paden in his juke joint in Clarksdale, Miss. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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A Night At Red's Juke Joint In The Mississippi Delta Is A True Blues Experience

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John Ruskey, owner of Quapaw Canoeing Company in Clarksdale, Miss., paddling down the mighty Mississippi River. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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River Guide Wants People To Paddle The Mighty Mississippi, Not Fear It

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Terrence Johnson, a junior at the University of Mississippi, poses for a portrait outside his apartment in Oxford, Miss. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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A Student's Perspective On Mississippi: Beautiful, Engulfing And Sometimes Enraging

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Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home in Oxford, Miss. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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William Faulkner's Home Illustrates His Impact On The South

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Kress checks the pigs for signs of weakness or respiratory distress. "[We] try to make eye contact with every animal, every day," he says. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Pig Farming In Iowa Means Dirt Under Your Fingernails And A Strong Sense Of Pride

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A family from California visits the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Mo. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Harry Truman Still Casts A Long Shadow In Independence, Missouri

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Big Brutus is the world's largest electric shovel. It stands 16 stories high amid the fields of rural southeast Kansas. The coal strip mine it helped clear of rock and dirt has long been shut down, and Brutus has been turned into a museum. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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'Big Brutus,' World's Largest Electric Shovel, Turned Into Museum

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Cheerleaders encourage the Independence Community College Pirates as they play the Coffeyville Red Ravens in Kansas. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Despite Economic Troubles, Residents Of Kansas Town Remain Proud

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The Rahimov family at home. Erkin and Limara with their two sons, Rasool, 7, and Murad, 16. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Uzbek Family Starts A New Chapter In Its American Journey

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