10 01 2014
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Obama Protects Site that Played Major Role in American Slave History

Virginia's Fort Monroe, where Dutch traders first brought Africans, is set to become national monument

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants to protect a deactivated Army fort in Virginia's Tidewater area that played an important role in the nation's slave history.


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Video: Smithsonian Hosts 'The Black List' Portraits in DC

Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Combs among the 50 large-scale photographs of prominent African Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Sean Combs and Serena Williams now have a place in the National Portrait Gallery in a new show featuring leading black figures from entertainment, politics, sports and business.


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Marine Corps to Teach Story of First Black Marines

Staunchly traditional military branch is looking to increase diversity

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Oscar Culp does not like to remember. His mind has erased the harshest details. But the pain still stings for the 87-year-old WWII veteran, who endured boot camp in a snake-infested North Carolina swampland as one of the first blacks admitted to the Marine Corps.


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