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History made, but questions of future

For many African-Americans, the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president meant a near completion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream. For many African-Americans, the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president meant a near completion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
By Joseph Williams
Globe Staff / January 21, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Born in Bennettsville, S.C., during Jim Crow's heyday, Jessie McCrae has never been ashamed of her race, but she hasn't always been proud of her country. The bitter stories flow from her with little prompting: picking cotton from dawn to dusk; studying with worn secondhand schoolbooks at a segregated elementary school; the sting of trudging up to the ... (Full article: 853 words)

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