Obama places civil rights at center of inauguration

By REUTERS
January 22, 2013 02:28

 
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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama placed the struggle over race and US civil rights at the center of his second inauguration on Monday, a departure from his first inaugural address and from a first term punctuated by relative silence on the subject.

With the ceremony falling on the holiday that celebrates the birth of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Obama used the opportunity to link King's call for racial equality with the movement for equal rights for gays and women.

Nearly 50 years after King delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech at the opposite end of the Washington Mall, Obama stood at the Capitol and summoned the memory of those who marched that day.


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