Patrick shaped by father's absence

As a child, Deval Patrick endured the painful absence of his father, Pat Patrick, a talented sax player who traveled the world with the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra. In this video, hear father and son, and see Deval's father performing with Sun Ra.

By Sally Jacobs
Globe Staff / March 25, 2007

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It was supposed to be Deval Patrick's day of triumph. He was 18 years old and his family was gathered in the crowded Milton Academy gymnasium on a rainy summer morning in 1974 to watch him graduate. (Full article: 3832 words)

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