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January 6, 2009 3:48 PM

Washington's trendy U Street shows path of racial progress

If Barack Obama's election represents the promise of a post-racial America, the legacy of the neighborhood around 14th and U streets NW, about two miles north of the White House, is testament to the societal evolution that enabled Obama's ascent — from the end of slavery through desegregation, race riots, urban flight and gentrification.

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