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January 7, 2009 12:25 AM

Obama's new home was slow to accept integration

Not too long ago, Barack Obama would have found when he moved his family to Washington that his daughters couldn't try on clothes or shoes at most local department stores or eat at downtown lunch counters. They couldn't see a play at the National Theatre or a movie just a block or two from the White House. If a family pet died, it would have to be buried at a blacks-only cemetery.

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