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Among blacks, joy and tears at journey's end

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By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / November 5, 2008

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Sixty-six-year-old Jake Coakley picked cotton as a boy in Beaufort, S.C., just as his father and grandfather did before him. So yesterday, as he stood amid a throng of people hugging, high-fiving, and even weeping outside a Roxbury polling place, he wanted to underscore the significance of the day. (Full article: 1160 words)

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