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Obama Sets Progressive Tone in Inaugural Speech


In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama outlined the issues he intends to tackle in language that reflected his goal of forging a meaningful…read more

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President Obama Outlines Challenges; Hope for the Future


How will President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech go down in history? He began by thanking President Bush for his service, as well as the generosity…read more

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Slaves Built the White House, U.S. Capitol


Did you know that slaves helped build the White House and the U.S. Capitol? Or that right in front of where Barack Obama is going…read more

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Elizabeth Alexander Reflects on Inauguration Reading


Poet Elizabeth Andrews was selected to read an original poem at Barack Obama’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol January 20. She teaches African-American studies at…read more

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