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At Capitol, slavery's story turns full circle

Historians hope significance comes to light as Obama takes office

By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / December 28, 2008

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WASHINGTON - When Barack Obama takes the oath of office at the US Capitol, the first African-American to become president will be standing amid stonework laid by slaves more than two centuries ago. He will appear before a crowd massed on the Mall, where slaves were once held in pens, ready for auction. He will end his inauguration route at ... (Full article: 1221 words)

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