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Santo Tomas Catholic Church in Abiquiu, N.M., is the site of an annual saint's day celebration in late November that includes cultural elements of the genizaros, the descendants of Native American slaves. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Descendants Of Native American Slaves In New Mexico Emerge From Obscurity

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Celebrating 50 Years Of Kwanzaa

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Poet Emily Dickinson Was A Much Loved Baker

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Aisha Hinds (at left) will play Harriet Tubman in the second season of WGN America's Underground, alongside (left to right) Amirah Vann, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller and Jessica de Gouw. Courtesy of WGN America hide caption

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At Last, Harriet Tubman Strides Onto Our Screens

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Remembering Holocaust Hero Marion Pritchard

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Dutch War Hero's 270-Year-Old Menorah Auctions Off For $440K

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Jews commemorate Hanukkah by eating fried foods. For most American Jews, that means latkes — potato pancakes fried in oil. But other cultures toss different foods into pots of boiling oil. Take, for example, these fried and jam-filled doughnuts, called sufganiyot in Hebrew, on display at a bakery in Kadima in central Israel. David Silverman/Getty Images hide caption

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Who First Decorated The Christmas Tree? Historian Says Neither Latvia Or Estonia

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Ethel Rosenberg Was Collateral Damage In Soviet Spy Case, Sons Say

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Row upon row of marzipan trumpets at the Mazapanes Manzanero bakery in San Martin de Pusa, located about 75 miles south of Madrid. Marzipan is a highlight of the Spanish holiday season, and many say the best versions are made in convents and small bakeries like this one. Margarita Gokun Silver/for NPR hide caption

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The Sackler Gallery's Ming dynasty dish dates back to 1430 China. Charles Lang Freer Endowment and Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries/Courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery hide caption

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See Red In A New Light: Imperial China Meets Mark Rothko In D.C. Exhibition

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How Red And Green Became The Colors Of Christmas

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Since Established In The 1950s, Brazilians Say Anti-Racism Laws Aren't Enough

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Documentary '13TH' Argues Mass Incarceration Is An Extension Of Slavery

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