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July 10, 2009 6:06 PM

Obama plans no big public appearances in Africa visit

President Barack Obama isn't descended from slaves; his father was from Kenya, his mother from Kansas. However, his visit to Ghana, a place where slaves once were captured and shipped off to America, could be an emotional trek, particularly for first lady Michelle Obama, who like many African-Americans is a descendant of slaves and doesn't know for sure where her ancestors are from.

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