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Scottish explorer Mungo Park was among the first Europeans to view the Mandinka tribe's masked dancers who were known as Maamajomboo. He translated the word as "mumbo jumbo.' This 1797 illustration from Park's book, "Travels In The Interior Districts of Africa" shows a view of Kamalia village in Mandinka country. DeAgostini/Getty Images hide caption

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Ralph Ellison in 1957, four years after his novel Invisible Man won the National Book Award. Ellison died in 1994. James Whitmore/The Life Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Ralph Ellison: No Longer The 'Invisible Man' 100 Years After His Birth

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Miles Thompson of the SUNY-Albany Great Danes broke the record for goals in a season this year — a season which also saw his younger brother and teammate, Lyle, break the record for overall points. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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A photograph of Parminder Singh Shergill is displayed during his funeral services at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, Calif., on Feb. 8. Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee hide caption

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Shooting Of Sikh Army Veteran Divides Community

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Since 1989, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has introduced into each session of Congress a bill called HR 40, Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The fast-casual chain announced it will be featuring original stories from famous writers in its restaurants. Missing from the equation? Mexican-American writers. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Sgt. Carmelo C. Mathews (left) holds up a Puerto Rican flag riddled by enemy shellfire, as Pfc. Angel Perales (right) points to the protruding finger of Capt. Francisco Orobitg in Korea in 1952. AP hide caption

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Zain Lodhia plays an original song at a Mawlid, a birthday celebration for the Prophet Muhammad. The event was sponsored by the Webb Foundation, a so-called "Third Space" Muslim faith community outside the traditional mosque. Monique Parsons/NPR hide caption

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'Unmosqued' Examines Muslim Variant Of Unchurched Youth

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Ta-Nehisi Coates' cover story is kicking up a lot of dust in the same way several other recent much discussed Atlantic think pieces and cover stories have. The Atlantic hide caption

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Sam Greenlee during Los Angeles Film Festival - Blaxploitation Misnomer and Misunderstood at Director's Guild of America Atrium in Los Angeles in 2004. John Heller/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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"I am not calling for the banning of ice cream truck music, and I do not think people should boycott the ice cream industry because it plays old songs," writes Theodore R. Johnson III, explaining why it's important to examine history. iStockphoto hide caption

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