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Somerville youngsters to chat with Obama landlord

Posted by Matt Byrne  September 12, 2012 09:05 AM

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Forget George Washington. President Obama slept here.

Seizing a teachable moment weeks before the November election, students in the after-school program at the Elizabeth Peabody house will visit the 44th president's old digs at 365 Broadway in Somerville Thursday.

The nation's first African-American president lived in the basement apartment for three years when he attended Harvard Law School.

The students, age 5 to 14, will get to quiz the property's landlord, John K. Holmes.

"How many of us can say that, when we were in grade school, we had the opportunity to ask questions about a sitting president from someone who knew him?"

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