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Obama Speech Focuses on Plight of US Black Women

U.S. President Barack Obama said African-American women continue to face long odds to succeed more than five decades after the height of the civil rights movement. Speaking Saturday at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington, Obama praised the role black women played in the campaign for civil rights, from strategizing boycotts to organizing marches, even though they were not in leadership positions.   But he said that while black women and...

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